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Farewell Service for the Bishop of Hull

The Rt Revd Richard Frith

Thursday 25th September 2014

Hundreds of people from across the Diocese of York will gather at St Columba’s Church, Hull, on Sunday 28th September to say farewell to the Rt Revd Richard Frith, Bishop of Hull. Richard has been appointed the 105th Bishop of Hereford, and will be taking up that role in October.


Archbishop Sentamu said, “The farewell service is a time for us all to say goodbye to Richard and Kay and give them our best wishes for their lives in Hereford.  The service also allows us to give thanks to God for all that has been accomplished through Richard’s ministry in the different environments of the urban life of Hull and the rural settings across the East Riding. Richard has been a wonderful colleague and we will miss him very much.  Hereford is blessed to have him!”


The Rt Revd Richard Frith said, “It’s sad to be leaving, but this service is a chance to say goodbye to friends and colleagues who’ve supported Kay and me in our ministry here for the last sixteen years.  The churches in Hull and the East Riding are wonderful and it has been a great privilege to work with them as they bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.


“I’ve loved living and working in Hull and it will be a wrench to leave, but I know the city will go from strength to strength in the years ahead.”  


The service at St Columba’s Church will feature hymns chosen by Bishop Richard, who will also preach the sermon on the theme of the Prodigal Son.  The service will include drama from Credo, the Hull-based Christian arts group, a welcome from the acting Archdeacon the Ven Peter Harrison, and prayers led by Rural Deans from across the Archdeaconry of the East Riding.


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