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Service on Saturday, September 2 to welcome Bishop Smitha

First published on: 24th August 2023

A warm diocesan welcome will be given to the new Bishop of Huddersfield at an upcoming service at Halifax Minster.

The Rt Revd Smitha Prasadam, new Bishop of Huddersfield, will be welcomed on Saturday, September 2, at the Minster at a service at 11am.

The Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, will be officiating at the service, and a buffet lunch will be served afterwards.

On her first day in the diocese, Bishop Smitha said: “I'm looking forward to working together with parishes, clergy and community throughout Kirklees and Calderdale to encourage people in confident discipleship and relish the thought of embracing cultural, educational, commercial and inter-faith partners so we can support this wonderful place and its people in common cause.

“I really want to engage with the public square: with commerce, with culture, the people, the schools, the institutions here in the area of Huddersfield.

“So, I will be available to you, I will serve you faithfully and diligently.

“I ask for one thing in return, that you will pray for me, and for our ministry, that together God’s light may shine on this glorious part of the world.”

Details of the welcome for the new Bishop of Ripon, the Rt Revd Anna Eltringham, will be shared shortly.

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