Two new Bishops were Ordained and Consecrated at a special service in Canterbury Cathedral on Wednesday (29th June).
The Venerable Janet Elizabeth McFarlane, Archdeacon of Norwich and the Reverend Canon Dr Joanne Caladine Bailey Wells became The Bishop of Repton in the Diocese of Derby and the Bishop of Dorking in the Diocese of Guildford respectively.
Those who are ordained are called to share Christ’s work: to speak in His name and build up the Church of which Christ is the Head.
As is tradition, the service began with a Procession into the Cathedral via the West Door led by The Community of St Anselm. They were followed by representatives of the visiting Dioceses, the procession of the Foundation and finally the procession of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The service was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and included readings from the Bishop of Repton’s niece, Eleanor McFarlane, and the Bishop of Dorking’s son, Lawrence Wells.
There had been concerns earlier in the week that the weather may spoil the day but despite a brisk breeze the rain stayed away and when leaving the Cathedral the newly Ordained Bishop’s, the Procession and their guests were greeted with warm sunshine.
Several pictures were taken of the event. We have included some of the highlights in the Gallery below.