New Bishop of Huddersfield and Bishop of Bradford appointed

Downing Street has announced the appointment of Revd Dr Jonathan Gibbs, the first ever Area Bishop of Huddersfield, and Revd Dr Toby Howarth, the Area Bishop of Bradford. The two new bishops were introduced today by the Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines, at Leeds Station.

Joining Jonathan and Toby were their wives, Toni Gibbs and Revd Henrietta Howarth, together with the Archdeacons of Halifax and Bradford and senior clergy.

From Leeds station, the two new bishops travelled by train to their new Episcopal Areas to meet local civic leaders, community and faith representatives and senior clergy.

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