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New Bishop of Newcastle 123

2 Sep 2015

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123 At 1000 this morning Downing Street announced that the Venerable Christine Hardman is to be the twelfth Bishop of Newcastle. Christine was formerly Archdeacon of Lewisham and Greenwich and is currently Honorary Assistant Priest at Southwark Cathedral.  

On the announcement Bishop Christopher said ‘I am delighted that Christine Hardman has been appointed as the next Bishop of Newcastle.  Christine will bring great wisdom and experience to the role and she will lead the people of Newcastle with prayerfulness, energy and grace.  We have been privileged to experience her ministry here in Southwark over many years and I am sure that the Diocese of Newcastle will benefit hugely from her Episcopal ministry.  Christine and Roger go to this exciting new role with my prayers and those of the people of Southwark.’  

You can see the Downing Street announcement here: and the Diocese of Newcastle’s announcement here: