Consecration of the Bishop of Whitby
Tuesday, 26th January 2010
The Bishop of Whitby was consecrated by the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd Dr John Sentamu, in York Minster on 26 January, the Feast of St Timothy and St Titus.
The Revd Canon Martin Clive Warner MA PhD, previously Canon Treasurer of St Paul’s Cathedral, was consecrated as the new Bishop of Whitby, in succession to the Rt Revd Robert Ladds. The sermon was preached by the Revd. Philip North, Team Rector of the Old St Pancras Team, London, and Martin Warner was presented to the Archbishop by the Bishop of London, Dr Richard Chartres, and the Bishop of Hull, the Rt Revd Richard Frith.
If you missed the Consecration, you are welcome to attend a service of welcome for Bishop Martin at St Hilda’s Church, Whitby at 10.30am on Saturday 30th January. Pupils from All Saints Church of England Secondary School, Ingleby Barwick, will present Bishop Martin Warner to the Archbishop of York and the congregation which will be drawn mainly from the Archdeaconry of Cleveland.
The Archbishop will give his address or ‘charge’ to the Bishop and Archdeaconry and give him the legal document authorizing his ministry. The Dean of York will give Bishop Warner the pastoral staff, and the Archdeacon of Cleveland will give him the pectoral cross, historically associated with the office of Bishop of Whitby.
The Bishop will then preside at a celebration of the Eucharist and will preach. Musicians from the parish of Whitby and from St George’s Church, Normanby, will take part. All are welcome and no tickets are required.