Following the announcement by Rt Rev Julian Henderson, The Bishop of Blackburn, that he will retire from the role in July the news has featured across regional media i the past 24 hours.
There has been coverage on TV, radio, in print and online including social media.
Bishop Julian also sent a letter to all parishes and schools in the Diocese of Blackburn, just prior to the announcement going fully public. The letter can be read in full here.
Thanks to @ThatsTVLancs for their coverage of Bishop Julian’s retirement announcement on their news bulletins today @BpBurnley @JillLCDuff @churchofengland @nickjmckee @CottrellStephen @samcheesman @PickenDavid @dchampy0 https://t.co/hURwSUKSCA— The CofE in Lancashire (Blackburn Diocese) (@cofelancs) March 7, 2022
Further coverage as it happens will be added to this page and keep coming back to the website for further updates as we near the point of Bishop Julian's actual retirement.
2/2 In his retirement letter, Bishop Julian also announces plan for farewell Deanery tour in the weeks prior to his retirement @bpburnley @JillLCDuff @nickjmckee @churchofengland @dchampy0 @leydenmichael @bbclancashire @lancstelegraph @leponline @churchtimes @churchnewspaper pic.twitter.com/vTax33mKEK— The CofE in Lancashire (Blackburn Diocese) (@cofelancs) March 7, 2022
Ronnie Semley, March 2022