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The Bishop of Chichester becomes a member of the House of Lords today.

The Bishop of Chichester becomes a member of the House of Lords today.

Dr Warner was formally introduced to the House of Lords on Monday 15 January. He was supported by the bishops of Norwich and Chelmsford.

“I look forward to joining others from Sussex who serve in both houses at Westminster, and to sharing in the Church of England’s contribution to the national life through Parliament.”

The bishop has maintained a creative conversation with local MP’s on issues of importance to the County, and of course the diocese, and aims to continue to do so.

Bishop Martin will become one of 26 ‘Lords Spiritual’, a group that includes the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the bishops of London, Durham and Winchester as ex-officio members, and 21 diocesan bishops introduced in order of seniority. At a short ceremony that is to be held in the chamber of the House of Lords, the bishop will present his Writ of Summons from the Crown, take the parliamentary oath and then take his place on the bishops’ bench.

Like all new members, Dr Warner will make a maiden speech at some point in the future.

You can watch the Introduction LIVE via this link here