Ordination and Consecration of Bishops Service held at Abbey
Thursday, 2nd June 2011
The Reverend Canon John Holbrook, Rector of Wimborne Minster, was ordained and consecrated Bishop of Brixworth in the Diocese of Peterborough, and The Very Reverend Jonathan Meyrick, Dean of Exeter, was ordained and consecrated Bishop of Lynn in the Diocese of Norwich at a Eucharist at Westminster Abbey on Ascension day, 2nd June 2011.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Rowan Williams, presided at the service.
Before the service the Bishops-designate of Brixworth and Lynn took the Oath of Allegiance to The Queen’s Majesty and the Oath of Due Obedience to the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Jerusalem Chamber, in the Deanery.
Canon Holbrook and The Very Reverend Jonathan Meyrick were presented for ordination by the presenting Bishops, who said:
We present them to be ordained and consecrated to the office of Bishop in the Church of God.
During the declaration the Archbishop said:
Bishops are called to serve and care for the flock of Christ. Mindful of the Good Shepherd, who laid down his life for his sheep, they are to love and pray for those committed to their charge, knowing their people and being known to them.