on Tuesday, 5 September 2023 at 2.39 pm by Peter Owen
categorised as Church of England, News
Bishop David Hamid, suffragan bishop of the Diocese in Europe and one of the longest serving bishops in the Church of England, has announced his plans to retire in February 2024. Details are on the diocesan website.
He will be much missed, both in the Diocese and beyond.
It has been a pleasure to serve the church under Bishop David. His wise and gentle approach will be missed by many.
Such a shame he was not the diocesan
Many agree with you, both in the Diocese and beyond. David has been tremendously gracious in response to how he has been treated by various senior powers in the Church of England.
He may not have been diocesan; however, his circle of influence is considerable. He is a voice for inclusion amongst the bishops of the CofE, his ecumenical work with IARCCUM and PORVOO speaks for themselves. Please pray for the Diocese in Europe, that a worthy successor to Bishop David may be found and pray that David may have a wonderful retirement.