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Southwark’s Jeffrey John to be a Bishop

Canon Jeffrey John of Southwark Cathedral is to be the next Bishop of Reading.

Jeffrey John, Chancellor and Canon Theologian of Southwark, is well known for his teaching and evangelistic ministry.

As Bishop's Advisor for Ministry in the Southwark Diocese, he has won the respect and support for the depth of his theological studies and for his commitment to open and honest dialogue.

"I am very honoured, as well as surprised and a little daunted, to be nominated as Bishop of Reading" says Jeffrey John. "Berkshire is not an area I know well but I hope to get to know it quickly."

Canon John is expected to be consecrated bishop at Christ Church Oxford on Thursday 9 October.

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