As the process continues to install a new Bishop of Sheffield, the Archbishops’ Secretary for Appointments, Caroline Boddington, and the Prime Minister’s Secretary for Appointments, Edward Chaplin, will be meeting with invited groups and individuals in the Diocese from 7-9 September.
This will include meetings with clergy, councils, lay ministers, media, police, young people, college and university representatives, charity leaders and housing associations.
An open consultation will be held on Thursday 8 September at Sheffield Cathedral at 6:45pm (doors open from 6.30 pm). All are welcome.
Anyone wishing to comment on the needs of the Diocese or the wider church, or who wishes to propose candidates, can write before the 15 September to:
Ms Caroline Boddington
Archbishops’ Secretary for Appointments
London SW1P 3AZ
Mr Edward Chaplin
Prime Minister’s Secretary for Appointments
c/o Honours & Appointments Secretariat
1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ
Any letters received will be shared by the two Secretaries.
Diocesan Spirituality Adviser, the Revd Neil Bowler has produced a prayer to be used during this process and we welcome your support and prayers.
whose risen Son gives gifts of service and leadership to his Church,
grant the wisdom of your Holy Spirit
to all who will discern and choose the next Bishop of Sheffield.
Lead us, Lord, as we journey together
and make your way plain to all.
We ask this through him
who came not to be served but to serve,
Jesus Christ our Lord,