St Mary’s is delighted to welcome the new Bishop of Chester, who start work this month.
The Rt Revd Mark Tanner was been named by Downing Street as the next Bishop of Chester in May, succeeding the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster who retired last year.
Bishop Mark has been the Bishop of Berwick in the Diocese of Newcastle since 2016.
“It will be hard to say goodbye to the North East,” he says, “however, Lindsay and I are really excited to return to Chester where I was ordained, and both of our children were born.”
Mark says: “It is an honour and a joy to be appointed to the Diocese of Chester at such a key time in the life of our communities, nation, and Church. In Christ, God offers a gift of hope beyond our imagining; there is no greater joy or privilege than enabling others to step into this freedom and life, whether in deeply practical service or beautiful wonder and worship. God is here for all.”
Bishop Mark formally starts in September.