Truro Diocesan Synod voted to approve the appointment of a new Bishop of St Germans, when it met on Saturday, September 28.

The synod was asked to formally give approval to the appointment, following a decision by the Dioceses Commission to go ahead and recruit a replacement for Bishop Chris Goldsmith.

Bishop Chris resigned the see in order to take up a post as the director of the Ministry Division of the Church of England.

Announcing the news in his Presidential Address, Bishop Philip said: “Essential to the focus of the work of a new Bishop of St Germans is that he or she should be an agent of hope, encouragement and change for us all across the diocese, and that he or she should continue the ministry-focused work Bishop Chris began in encouraging and nurturing the developing ministries of both churches and individuals.

“We should be proud that the outstanding work he’s done here in Truro has been recognised by the wider church, and I’ve not doubt he will be a great blessing to the Church of England as a whole.”

To read the full Presidential Address, click here.

Bishop Philip asks us to pray for a new Bishop of St Germans. The verses in the link here have been inspirational to him in thinking about this post – and the ministry to which we all are called.