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Bishops of Winchester and Bradwell to be consecrated at St Paul

The 97th Bishop of Winchester and fifth Bishop of Bradwell are to be consecrated at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Canon Timothy Dakin, Bishop-elect of Winchester, and the Venerable John Wraw, Bishop-elect of Bradwell, are to be consecrated in a service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday, 25th January.

During the service, which will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the two men will be formally ordained.

A former general secretary of the Christian Mission Society, Canon Dakin is following in the footsteps of the 94th bishop of Winchester, John V Taylor (1974-84), who had also been general secretary of CMS prior to assuming the role.

On the day, he will be supported by hundreds of congregation members who will make the journey in a fleet of coaches travelling from all corners of the Diocese of Winchester. He will then formally arrive as Bishop of Winchester in a separate ‘Enthronement’ ceremony in the south coast Cathedral on Saturday 21st April.

John Wraw, formerly Archdeacon of Wiltshire, will be just the fifth holder of the Bishopric of Bradwell, an episcopal area within the Diocese of Chelmsford which includes 145 parishes within Essex. 

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