New Bishop of Sodor and Man announced


The Venerable Patricia Hillas has been announced as the next Bishop of Sodor and Man. 
Tricia Hillas standing in front of trees holding a green folder UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Tricia is currently Archdeacon and Canon of Westminster and also Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, a post she has held since 2019.

Following the announcement Tricia said, "‘Gem of God’s earth’, ‘Seabound Kingdom’, and much-loved place ‘between the hills and the sea’; these evocative descriptions only begin to touch on the beauty and heart of the Isle of Man.

"After many years visiting as a guest, I am thrilled to be called to make my home there, along with Andrew my husband, and to serve the Island and all her people as the next Bishop of Sodor and Man.

"As Bishop, I am keen to get to know people of all ages and from all parts of the Island and to be known by them."

For more information, see the full announcement on the Diocese of Sodor and Man's website.