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Bishop for Urban Life and Faith


In May 2010 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York  announced the appointment of the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun as Bishop for Urban Life and Faith. Bishop Christopher  fulfils this role alongside his ministry as Bishop of Southwark, drawing on his experience as an urban practitioner. He succeeds the Rt Revd Stephen Lowe who in 2009.
He  works closely with the Mission and Public Affairs Division of the Archbishops' Council, and with the Urban Bishops' Panel.  The appointment is for three years.
The Bishop for Urban Life and Faith  takes a lead in raising urban issues for his fellow bishops and the church at large. Key repsosibilities include the  support  of urban clergy,  bringing them together to enhance their ministry, demonstrating their valuing by the wider church.

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Faith in urban ministry

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