The Bishop of Dover Rt Rev Trevor Willmott has announced he shall retire in the early summer of next year.
The Anglican leader will mark the end of his ministry during a Holy Communion service at Canterbury Cathedral on 12th May 2019.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Most Rev Justin Welby said: “”I am deeply grateful to him [Bishop Trevor] for his faithfulness to the people of this Diocese and his faithfulness to Jesus Christ as he has sought to offer inspiration and pragmatic leadership over the past nine years.
“May he and Margaret [his wife] be assured of our prayers as they move into this next stage of their lives.”
— Canterbury Diocese (@CanterburyDio) February 9, 2017