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Emma Ineson named new Bishop to Archbishop of Canterbury

Emma Ineson is to be new Bishop to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. She will start her role on 1st June 2021.

She can’t wait to be a part of the Canterbury and York team of Bishops and imagines how she will make a positive change.

The post is currently held by Tim Thornton who announced his retirement earlier this year and has been actively looking for someone suitablt to replace him. His leaving is also to make it easier for him to work between Lambeth Palace and Bishopthorpe.

Bishop Emma has been at Diocese of Carlisle as Bishop of Penrith since 2019. Even though she hasn’t been there for long, she has a long history of work that she has done in the past such as being the principal of Trinity College, a bishop’s chaplain, and chaplain to Lee Abbey Community. In 2016, she was appointed as an Honorary Chaplain to The Queen.

She will be working directly under Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell and very closely with members of the College of Bishops. She is a senior member of the Archbishop’s team and plays a key part in work being done on the future of the church. She handles appointments and liaising with the house of bishops.

Dr. Ineson wrote on the official Canterbury Archbishop website: “I am absolutely delighted to be taking up this new role at such a time of great opportunity and challenge for the Church of England, as we emerge from the Covid pandemic. I am very much looking forward to working with the Archbishops and their teams at Lambeth and Bishopthorpe to enable the work of healing, renewal, and hope that will be needed in the Church, and in wider society, in the coming years.”

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