Farewell to the bishop

PUBLISHED: 10:10 13 December 2007 | UPDATED: 13:07 04 May 2010

Photo: Helen Drake

Photo: Helen Drake

HUNDREDS of well-wishers gathered at Ely Cathedral on Saturday to bid farewell to their local bishop. Bishop John Inge, who has served in the diocese for 11 years, left to take up a post as Bishop of Worcester. He was officially appointed to his new post

HUNDREDS of well-wishers gathered at Ely Cathedral on Saturday to bid farewell to their local bishop.

Bishop John Inge, who has served in the diocese for 11 years, left to take up a post as Bishop of Worcester. He was officially appointed to his new post by the Queen in July.

He said: "I have seen great things happen here. We have been awake to what God would have us be. I shall miss you all greatly but, encouraged and inspired by everything I have experienced here, I go forward in faith and hope and love to seek to serve the Lord in a new place."

Bishop Anthony Russell, the Bishop of Ely, wished Dr Inge, his wife Denise and two daughters every happiness in their new Worcester home.

Bishop John Inge bids farewell to Ely after a service of thanks-giving at Ely Cathedral.

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