Announcement of the new Bishop of Lewes

Posted on the 29th Apr 2020 in the category Announcements



Announcement of the new Bishop of Lewes

 

I am delighted at the appointment of Prebendary Will Hazlewood to be Bishop Suffragan of Lewes, and offer my congratulations to him – and to his new colleague, the Revd Ruth Bushyager, the new Bishop Suffragan of Horsham. 

 

I have had the privilege of working closely with Will on many occasions, not least as one of my representatives in the Diocese of Exeter, and I have always been enriched and encouraged by the experience.  He brings to the episcopate a wonderful range of skills, and is a person of grace, patience, wisdom, and humour.  He will bring to his new ministry, and to his working relationships across the diocese and the wider episcopate, a rich pastoral experience and a deep desire to see the Church open up to its full calling.

 

Conscious of the challenges which accompany the spiritual and pastoral ministry that he is about to undertake, I have assured Bishop Will of my fraternal affection and personal good wishes, and my prayer that he – together with Sophie and their children – may feel the huge tide of unmerited love and prayer which comes the way of any new bishop.  I hope that the Diocese of Chichester and the Church of England will share my pleasure at this appointment and support Will and his family with prayer and love.

 

+Jonathan Ebbsfleet

 

St Catherine of Siena, 2020