THE BISHOP of Coventry, the Right Rev Dr Christopher Cocksworth, has been appointed to the Deanery of Windsor Castle.
King Charles III appointed Rev Cocksworth to succeed the Right Rev David Conner following his retirement.
He will now be leaving the role he was filled since he was appointed in 2008.
After training for ministry at St John’s College in Nottingham, Rev Cocksworth served at Christ Church, Epsom Common, in the Diocese of Guildford, and was ordained priest in 1989.
In 1992 he was appointed Chaplain at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London and he served as Director at the Southern Theological and Education Training Scheme for four years from 1997.
He held the title of Honorary Canon at Guildford Cathedral from 1999 and in 2001 was appointed Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
Rev Cocksworth said: “It is a great honour to have been appointed to take on this ministry with the particular responsibilities it brings, and I am very grateful to His Majesty for the opportunity.
“I was not expecting to leave the Diocese of Coventry until I retired from full-time ministry and I know it will not be easy to move on from the Diocese that has been my great joy and privilege to serve as Bishop for the last fifteen years.
“The people of Coventry, Warwickshire and our slice of Solihull, together with all our church communities, church schools, chaplaincies, our remarkable cathedral and all our partnerships with so many other churches, charities, faith communities and organisations, will always remain in my heart.
“Our diocese has taken many forms since its origins 1400 years ago and God has seen us through many changes.”