The next Bishop of Chester will be the Right Reverend Mark Tanner, Downing Street has announced.

Currently the Suffragan Bishop of Berwick, in the Diocese of Newcastle, Bishop Mark will be introduced to the diocese online via a series of live-streamed events.

He said: “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."

For full details read the full announcement from the Diocese of Chester.

Read the Downing Street announcement of the nomination.

Bishop Mark Tanner and his family.


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