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Lambeth Palace is pleased to announce the
appointment of the Right Reverend Tim
Thornton, the current Bishop of Truro, as the
new Bishop at Lambeth. Bishop Tim will take
up this post in September, replacing the Right
Reverend Nigel Stock, who is retiring.
His duties at Lambeth will include supporting
the Archbishop of Canterbury’s work in the
House of Bishops, General Synod and the
Archbishops' Council. He will also be heavily
involved in the Lambeth Conference 2020,
and take on the role of Bishop to the Forces.
Bishop Tim became Bishop of Truro in 2009. During his time as bishop he
co-chaired an inquiry into foodbanks which led to the report Feeding Britain,
and was President of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association. He is chair
of the Development and Appointments Group which oversees the leadership
development work among senior clergy.
Bishop Tim said: “It has been a privilege to serve as bishop in this very
special part of the country. I have especially enjoyed being part of the wider
life of the county and community, as well as working with wonderful
colleagues to implement a strategy for discovering God’s kingdom and
growing the church.
“It will of course be a real sadness to leave Cornwall. However, I am very
much looking forward to working with the staff at Lambeth, and thinking
about how we continue to embed Archbishop Justin’s priorities of prayer,
evangelism and reconciliation into the life of the Church of England and the
Anglican Communion.
“I am particularly interested in the Archbishop’s emphasis on spirituality and
prayer, and seeing how the incredible work of Thy Kingdom Come continues
to flourish.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: “I am delighted to be
welcoming Bishop Tim to Lambeth Palace. He brings a wealth of experience
to the role. He already has extensive knowledge and understanding of the
College and House of Bishops, and a heart for those on the margins of
society, who are often overlooked. His work on Feeding Britain demonstrates
his range of ability and skill in bringing people together.”
Bishop Tim is married to Sian and they have two children and three

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