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/ 23 July 2014

The Bishop of Edmonton announces his retirement

At Diocesan Synod last week, the Rt Revd Peter Wheatley announced that he will be retiring at the end of this year.

He has served in the Diocese of London for his entire 41 years of public ministry, having begun as a curate at All Saints, Fulham in 1973. He became Acting Archdeacon and then Archdeacon of Hampstead 20 years ago and has been Bishop of Edmonton since 1999.

Bishop Peter wrote to his clergy saying, "It has been a huge privilege to serve as your bishop and I am very grateful for all the support I have received."

The Bishop of London said:

"Peter has been an outstanding leader of the Church in the Edmonton Area of London. His prayerfulness and serenity have been invaluable to the team. It will be hard to fill the gap that he will leave but we shall be consulting very widely before Peter finally leaves at the end of the year. He will leave London with our huge affection and gratitude."

Details of Bishop Peter’s final farewells will be announced in the autumn.


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