The Bishop of Richmond


The Bishop of Richmond

On Thursday 18th June 2015 at 10.00 am simultaneously from 10 Downing Street and at a special event held here at Leeds Minster it was announced that The Venerable Paul Slater, Archdeacon of Richmond is to be consecrated Bishop of Richmond within the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. He will be responsible for the Leeds Episcopal Area and will be consecrated Bishop at Ripon Cathedral on Sunday 19 July at 4.00pm.


The Venerable Paul Slater

Paul Slater says, "I am pleased to be given this opportunity to continue to serve the Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales in this new role as Bishop of Richmond, and I look forward to getting to know the churches and people of the Leeds Episcopal Area.  I first got to know Leeds in the 1980s when I worked among homeless men at St George's Crypt; Leeds in 2015 is an exciting place to live, with ambitious plans for itself, and I believe the church has an important role to play in fostering its wellbeing and welfare."

The good wishes and prayers of all go to Paul as he prepares for his consecration.





The Venerable Paul Slater & wife Beverley


May thanks to Paula Brown of Ollievision Photography for coming to take the lovely pictures

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