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The Dean meets the Bishop of Rhode Island

The Dean meets the Bishop of Rhode Island

On Tuesday 19 April the Dean of Canterbury, The Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, had the pleasure of visiting the Bishop of Rhode Island, the Rt Revd Nicholas Knisely, at his episcopal offices in Providence, Rhode Island to discuss matters affecting the diocese and the Episcopal Church as a whole.
The Dean took delight in hearing some of the Bishop’s exciting and inspiring plans for the re-opening and restoration of the beautiful Episcopal Cathedral, growth of his many and varied congregations, of some of his charitable initiatives such as his active street pastors mission and rehabilitation centre.

The Bishop’s plans for the very much-needed and historic Cathedral will see it being restored to its former glory, incorporating a new interpretation centre which will focus on the theme of reconciliation and examine Rhode Island’s role in the slave trade; a new cafe which will provide a great place for people to meet; a revitalised multi-use space for the use of the parish and diocese and the re-opened cathedral church which will then once again provide the beating heart of worship in the centre of the diocese which has been missed for so many years.

The Dean congratulated the Bishop and his team on their achievements to date and promised the continued support of Canterbury in the months and years ahead.

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