Diocese of Chichester

Farewell to the Bishop of Horsham - Special Service This Weekend

On 9 jul 2019

In Diocese of Chichester

By Diocese of Chichester

Bishop Mark with confirmation candidates in Keymer with Fr Alex Baxter

The Diocese of Chichester will bid farewell to the Bishop of Horsham, Mark Sowerby, at a special service at St Mary’s, Horsham on Saturday afternoon (Saturday 13th July, 3pm).

Clergy and laity will gather for a Eucharist celebrated by Bishop Mark who will also preach at the service.

The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, will offer a blessing at the end of the service as the Diocese thanks Bishop Mark, and his wife Ruth, for their contribution to diocesan life over the last decade.

Bishop Mark is to be the new Principal of the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield and will be ready for the start of a new academic year in September at the College he attended as a student.

He said today: “After ten years in The Diocese of Chichester, I shall leave Sussex with gratitude for all that is has taught me and for the many friendships I have enjoyed with the people here. I hope I have been able to give a little too and have particularly enjoyed time spent in parishes and schools. It has been a huge privilege to share in the life of the diocese and I shall treasure many happy memories of our time here."