The Bishop of Norwich the Right Reverend Graham James has given his last service before stepping down.
Of his 19 years in the role, he said it had been “a privilege and an honour”.
The bishop, who has been an active member of the House of Lords, gave his final blessing from the ancient throne in Norwich Cathedral.
Bishop James told the congregation he and his wife Julie would “miss this diocese and this cathedral enormously”.
He said he would not be “disappearing immediately” and had a number of engagements that would be “below the radar” and this would be his last sermon at the cathedral.