New Norfolk bishop is ordained by Archbishop
Bishop-Designate of Lynn, Jonathan Meyrick,
was today ordained as bishop and consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury
at Westminster Abbey
, supported by crowds of people from the Diocese of Norwich
who travelled to London for the occasion.
Amongst those at the service were the former Bishop of Lynn, the Rt Revd James Langstaff, who is now Bishop of Rochester; and his predecessor, the Rt Revd Tony Foottit, who lives, in retirement, in Reepham.
Bishop Jonathan was ordained and consecrated alongside the Rt Revd John Holbrook, who is to be Bishop of Brixworth in the Diocese of Peterborough. The two-hour service included a hymn written by Bishop Jonathan.
Bishop Jonathan will now move to Norfolk with his family and will be welcomed in a special service at St Margaret's, King's Lynn on Sunday June 19, at 6.30pm.
Pictured above are top, Bishop Jonathan with the Archbishop of Canterbury (the Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams) outside Westminster Abbey and right, three Bishops of Lynn - Tony Foottit, James Langstaff and Jonathan Meyrick. Photos by Malcolm Robertson.