Bishop of Kirkstall to be consecrated at York Minster

The Revd Canon Arun Arora, Vicar of St Nicholas Church, Durham, will be consecrated at York Minster as the Suffragan Bishop of Kirkstall, in the Diocese of Leeds on Friday, July 15 at 11am.

The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell will preside at the double Consecration service which will also include the Revd Canon Robert Saner-Haigh being consecrated as the next Suffragan Bishop of Penrith in the Diocese of Carlisle.

Arun and Robert will be consecrated in front of family and friends who will be attending the first full consecration service at York Minster since March 2020. The service will be live streamed.

Commenting on the service, Archbishop Stephen said, “Bishops are ordained to service in God’s church, participating in God’s mission, and encouraging and enabling the ministry of the whole of the people of God.

"They are the lead pastors and lead evangelists in the diocese – caring for their clergy and building up the Kingdom of God, preaching justice and peace for all.

"Please pray for Arun and Rob as they take up their new roles, pray for their families and pray for the communities among whom they will minister and serve.”

Members of the public are invited to attend in person by booking tickets here or watch online via the York Minster website.

This is a general public invitation and Licensed Clergy and Readers should respond to the invitation they have received directly.

You can learn more about Arun by clicking here.

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