Bishop of Burnley announces his retirement

Posted on the 7th Mar 2014 in the category Announcements

Bishop John Goddard, has announced that he will be retiring as Bishop of Burnley on 19 July 2014.


On hearing the news, Bishop Tony Robinson, the Chairman of the Council of Bishops, said: "Bishop John has announcement his retirement from active service. He will be missed by clergy and lay people in the Diocese of Blackburn and beyond. He has been one of our leading bishops over the past thirteen years making significant contributions at General Synod and in the House of Bishops. We wish him and Vivienne a long and well deserved retirement."


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