Welcoming the new Bishop of Aston

Bishop AndrewAt a special service at Birmingham Cathedral today we welcomed The Rt Revd Andrew Watson to the Birmingham Diocese as the new Bishop of Aston. Bishop Andrew has moved with his family from Twickenham, where he was vicar, to take up this new role. He preached the sermon at the service which was a call for every member of the church to join in with God’s mission in the world; what he called ‘Operation Seek and Save the Lost’. If that work of seeking and saving the lost was just the responsibility of the bishops then at most they could be reaching two people a day – one each. If it was the sole responsibility of the parish clergy then they could only be reaching two hundred a day. But if it became the shared work of the whole people of God then it could be 14,000 people a day (which is the number of people who attend a Church of England service every week) – even more if you counted our ecumenical partners.

We look forward to welcoming Bishop Andrew to Bournville in the near future and to benefiting from his experience, vision and leadership.