1. ITV Report

New Bishop of Warrington is named

Ven Bev Mason Photo: The Diocese of Liverpool

The next Bishop of Warrington will be the Venerable Beverley Mason.

She is currently Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven in the Diocese of Leeds.

Beverley Mason will minister alongside Bishop Paul of Liverpool as one of the "chief pastors" of the Liverpool Diocese.

I join the Diocese of Liverpool at a crucial time for church and society. We live in a world full of uncertainties and with acts of violence; many are anxious and fearful, but one where so many are able to dream of a better world, hope for a better future.

I want to devote my energies and ministry to supporting and encouraging church leaders across our diocese to continue to make a bigger difference in their community.“

– Archdeacon Beverley Mason
Ven Bev Mason with the Bishop of Liverpool Credit: The Diocese of Liverpool

Today marks a new era in our Diocese. I am delighted that Archdeacon Bev has responded to the call to serve as the next Bishop of Warrington.

Bishops are called to lead the Church in holiness, in mission and in worship, and I know that Bev is richly equipped to do all these things among us.

She will enrich the life of the Diocese and she will help us grow and flourish.

– The Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool