The 78th Bishop of Bath & Wells, the Rt Revd Peter Price, is retiring from his position as head of the diocese.
A special farewell service is being held at Wells Cathedral this afternoon.
The bishop, who is now 69, has served in the role for nearly 11 years.
Bishop Peter has been a great leader of the staff team and personally a great encouragement to me.
I‘m especially grateful for his energy and his ideas and for his commitment to the cause of Christ.
– The Archdeacon of Bath, the Venerable Andy Piggott
Bishop Peter has maintained an unerring determination to keep in front of us the message of Jesus Christ in which lies the timeless call to reconciliation, justice and peace between all people and with their Creator, God.
– The Archdeacon of Taunton, the Venerable John Reed
Bishop Peter has energetically led this diocese by his passionate commitment to make the Christian gospel relevant and adventurous in our times.
His gifts as a brilliant teacher and communicator have been widely appreciated.
– The Archdeacon of Wells, the Venerable Nicola Sullivan
I have had the privilege of servingthis diocese as its bishop for nearly 11 years.
It has been among the mostspecial periods of my life and I thank you for all that you have been and donein support of that ministry. I have met some wonderful people and shared manyfond memories. However, all good things must come to an end.
A special service to say goodbye to the 78th Bishop of Bath and Wells takes place today. The Rt Revd Peter Price, is to retire from his position as head of the diocese. The service at Wells Cathedral, starts at 2pm, with a party on the Green afterwards
The Bishop, who is now 69, has served in the role for nearly 11 years. During his tenure, he spent many years serving in the House of Lords where he took particular interest in international aid and foreign affairs.
He is now due to take up a new role with Conciliation Resources, an international charity working for reconciliation in areas of war and conflict.