The Bishop of Sherborne Dr Graham Kings is moving on after six years in the role.
Dr Kings will be taking up the mantle of Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion.
This is a new post created in partnership by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Durham University and the Church Mission Society (CMS).
His new role will see him based in London with frequent visits to Durham. Dr Kings will travel the Anglican Communion convening seminars for theologians, especially in Africa and Asia and Latin America.