Sunday, 14 June 2015

Welcome to Bishop John Holbrook

Bishop Tim, the Bishop of Leicester, has announced the appointment of Bishop John Holbrook, to become the Interim Bishop of Leicester, following his own retirement, and taking effect from September. He is currently the Bishop of Brixworth, a Suffragan Bishop in the diocese of Peterborough.
Bishop John, who is 53, originally came from Bristol and gained an MA from Oxford, before studying theology at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He was ordained deacon in 1986. He served in several parishes before becoming Rector of Wimborne Minster in 2002. He was consecrated as Bishop of Brixworth in 2011. He is married with two grown-up children.

We very much welcome Bishop John to Leicester and hope that in due time we may be able to welcome him to Oadby. We pray that his time here may be a very happy one.