Next Bishop of Reading
Today downing street and the Diocese of Oxford announced the next Bishop of Reading. Full details can be found here:
The next Bishop of Reading is the Rt Revd Andrew Proud. +Andrew is currently Area Bishop of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. He will be installed as Bishop of Reading at Reading Minster on Saturday 16 April 2011.
I am looking forward to +Andrew's arrival in Reading for a number of reasons:
1. It seems to have been a long time since +Stephen left and it's great that his successor is now on the way.
2. It's always nice to meet new people and to see their arrival will influence us, both as a deanery, as a town, as a church and as an individual.
3. +Andrew is coming from his previous role as Bishop of Ethiopia and Horn of Africa, and I have a passion and heart for Africa. I hope that he will share with the deanery some of his experience in Africa.
4. It is nice to wonder which of the Diocese's Bishops will be preside at my licensing. Perhaps +Colin since he is the newly appointed Warden of Readers/LLMs or perhaps +Andrew as the newest Bishop.
Basically it is exciting to await +Andrew's arrival in April. I am sure I will blog more as the time approaches.