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Suffragan Bishop of Lewes consecrated at Abbey

Wednesday, 14th May 2014

 Suffragan Bishop of Lewes consecrated at Abbey

The Right Reverend Richard Jackson was ordained and consecrated to the episcopate as Suffragan Bishop of Lewes in the Diocese of Chichester by the Archbishop of Canterbury and other bishops at a Eucharist in the Abbey on Wednesday 14th May 2014, the feast of St Matthias the Apostle.

Before the service the Bishop-designate of Lewes 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, part of the Abbey’s Deanery. The Reverend Richard Jackson, Diocesan Adviser for Mission and Renewal in the diocese of Chichester, was presented for ordination by the Bishop of Chichester and the Suffragan Bishop of Horsham.

The sermon was preached by Martin Cavender, Director, ReSource.

The service was sung by the Westminster Abbey Special Service Choir, conducted by James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers, and the organ was played by Martin Ford, Assistant Organist. Peter Holder, Organ Scholar, played before the service.

The Archbishop of Canterbury presides over the Consecration of Bishops for the Province of Canterbury normally in St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral or Westminster Abbey.

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The Order of Service (PDF, 665 KB)

The sermon given by Martin Cavender

The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor is one of the most powerful features of the Abbey. To stand in the presence of a man who is both a saint and a monarch is awe-inspiring.

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The Reverend Christopher Stoltz - Minor Canon

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