Farewell Bishop Peter!

 

From Bishop Tim:

 

Dear Friends

It is with great pleasure, albeit tinged with personal sadness, that I can confirm Peter Hancock will be leaving us as Bishop of Basingstoke to become the next Bishop of Bath and Wells. Since joining us from Portsmouth in 2010, Peter has made an enormous contribution to the life of this Diocese. I for one will miss his wise counsel and input on Bishop’s Staff and I know that he has also made a great many friends across Winchester’s parishes.

I am sure that you all, like me, will wish both Peter and Jane the very best as they make the move to Somerset next year. We will hold them in our prayers for the fresh challenges that lie ahead.

Yours in Christ,

+Tim