1. ITV Report

Bishop of Exeter 'confirmed'

Bishop Robert with the Archbishop of Canterbury Photo: Credit: Graham Stones

Robert Atwell’s election as the 71st Bishop of Exeter has been confirmed in a service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

The confirmation of election service took place at Lambeth Palace. It bestows the legal title as Bishop of Exeter to Bishop Robert, although he will not start his public ministry until he has met the Queen and taken an oath of allegiance.

He will be installed in a special service in Exeter Cathedral in July, but plans to spend some time on pilgrimage around Devon before then.

“It’s a real honour to be confirmed as Bishop of Exeter and I’m looking forward to seeing more of the county before the installation service and spending time listening to people.”

– Bishop Robert, the new Bishop of Exeter