The following day there was a service of welcome for him and his wife Sue at Norwich Cathedral.
Speaking at the announcement of his appointment the Rt Revd Ian Bishop said;
“I want to be a pastoral bishop who comes among the people of Norfolk and Waveney with kindness and love, and an ability to listen well.”
The Rt Revd Graham Usher, the Bishop of Norwich said;
“Ian Bishop has a pastor’s heart and an evangelist’s passion which I am sure will contribute greatly to our life together under God in the Diocese. It is a Diocese that he knows well having been a vicar of one of our rural benefices in the past. I pray that we will be a blessing to Ian and his wife Sue, as they will be a blessing to us.”
The Venerable Ian Bishop succeeds The Rt Revd Alan Winton, who retired in April 2023.
You can read Bishop Ian’s sermon from the welcome service at Norwich Cathedral here: Welcome to Norwich 1 Kings 19