New bishop

Waikato Times - - News -

The Rt Rev Dr He­len-Ann Hart­ley has been an­nounced by 10 Down­ing Street as the next Suf­fra­gan (Area) Bishop of Ripon, in the Angli­can Dio­cese of Leeds. Bishop He­len-Ann, 44, is at present Bishop of Waikato in New Zealand, an of­fice she has held since 2014. At the time she was the first woman priest or­dained in the Church of England to be­come a bishop. She suc­ceeds Bishop James Bell who re­tired ear­lier this year. Hart­ley will of­fi­cially be­gin her min­istry on Fe­bru­ary 4, 2018.

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