Bishop joins pupils for worship

Reverend Canon Mark Tanner, Suffragan Bishop of Berwick, visited Hugh Joicey Church of England Aided First School in Ford.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 2:00 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:44 am
Reverend Canon Mark Tanner, second right. Picture by Jane Coltman

He joined the pupils in their morning worship and Gazette photographer Jane Coltman was there to capture it on video.

A Suffragan Bishop’s title is traditionally taken from the name of a place within the diocese concerned; until his consecration last October, the title Bishop of Berwick had been out of use for 444 years since the death in 1572 of Bishop Thomas Sparke.

Reverend Canon Mark Tanner, second right. Picture by Jane Coltman

He is the second bishop in the Newcastle Diocese, which stretches from the Tyne to the Tweed, joining Bishop of Newcastle, Rt Rev Christine Hardman.

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Reverend Canon Mark Tanner, second right. Picture by Jane Coltman