The Archdeacon of Norwich is now the Bishop of Repton

Archdeacon of Norwich becomes Bishop of Repton

Archdeacon of Norwich becomes Bishop of Repton - Credit: Archant

Jan McFarlane, the Archdeacon of Norwich, has been made the Bishop of Repton.

In a special service at Canterbury Cathedral, the Archbishop of Canterbury carried out the consecration.

Ms McFarlane is the 6th suffragan Bishop of Repton, in the diocese of Derby, and the 90th female Bishop in the Church of England - she has also worked at Norwich Cathedral for 16 years,

She said: 'I can't quite imagine how it's going to feel to be consecrated at Canterbury Cathedral but I've had an excellent pre-ordination retreat which has given me lots of space in which to prepare and I'm looking forward now to the joys and the challenges of this next stage of my ministry.'

There will be a farewell service in Norwich Cathedral, on Wednesday July 6, at 7pm.

Everyone is welcome and no booking is required.

Graham James, the Bishop of Norwich, said: 'Jan McFarlane is known throughout Norfolk and Waveney because of her many appearances on local and regional media.

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'Her ability to express her Christian faith so winningly and to connect with people will make her a fine bishop too. We will miss her greatly but are glad to make such a wonderful gift to the Diocese of Derby.

'It's thrilling to see Jan consecrated at Canterbury Cathedral, surrounded by crowds of family, friends and colleagues who admire and love her. She will continue to be a great blessing to God's Church.'

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