New Bishop of Bedford

THE new Bishop of Bedford was set to be appointed this morning.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 1st March 2012, 9:17 am

The Venerable Richard Atkinson, 53, is currently Archdeacon of Leicester.

He said: “I am looking forward enormously to getting to know the diversity and depth of the communities of Bedfordshire and Luton.

“I am enthusiastic to enable and equip the Church to to reach out in love and service to our contemporary world, and committed to speaking up for the marginalised, poor and vulnerable.”

The new bishop will be consecrated on May 17 and welcomed to the diocese in a service at St Paul’s Church, Bedford on Saturday, May 19.