The Bishop of Sheffield has issued the following statement this lunchtime:

"I warmly welcome Bishop Justin Welby's appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury.


Justin brings a rich range of gifts and experience to the role both outside and inside the Church, in this country and around the world. He has a heart for mission, for the poor and seeing people come to a living faith in Jesus Christ.

He has great skills as a leader and communicator for our age and is not afraid to challenge vested interests.


He and his family will be in my prayers and the prayers of the Diocese of Sheffield in the coming months.  I hope the whole Church of England will unite as Bishop Justin leads us forward into God's future for us".

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