Service of Welcome for the Bishop of Whitby
Monday, 1st February 2010
Bishop Martin was welcomed to the Archdeaconry of Cleveland on Saturday 30th January, with a service of welcome at St Hilda’s Church, Whitby. Pupils from All Saints Church of England Secondary School, Ingleby Barwick, presented Bishop Martin to the Archbishop and the congregation, and the Archbishop gave his address or ‘charge’ to the Bishop and Archdeaconry and gave him the legal document authorising his ministry.
Bishop Martin was welcomed by various people from the life of the Archdeaconry, including the Archdeacon, the Rural Dean of Guisborough, and the Town Mayor of Whitby. The Dean of York gave Bishop Warner his pastoral staff, and the Archdeacon of Cleveland gave him the pectoral cross historically associated with the office of Bishop of Whitby.