Bishop-designate Julie said…“I am assured that I will receive a warm welcome and I really look forward to getting to know my new colleagues and community.
“Please pray for me as I prepare, just as I will pray for you.”
Bishop-designate Sam said: “It is humbling and so very exciting to have been nominated as the next Bishop of Stockport.
“Any act of discernment is as demanding as it is energising, but I have had a strong sense of God’s leading throughout the appointment process and I am eager to begin getting to know people across the diocese and to learning about the different communities we serve.
“And what a gift to be able to join a new episcopal team at such a key time in the life of the diocese….
Two new bishops announced in @ChesterDiocese!
Venerable Julie Conalty, currently @ArchdeaconJulie of Tonbridge, will be Bishop of Birkenhead, and Revd Canon Sam Corley, currently Rector of @LeedsMinster, will be Bishop of Stockport.
Find out more 👇https://t.co/p8a2as8nJJ
— The Church of England (@churchofengland) May 27, 2021