Andy Emerton licensed as the Bishop of Sherwood (designate)

The Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham welcomed the new Bishop of Sherwood (designate), the Revd Dr Andrew Emerton in a special, online licensing service on Wednesday 1 July.

Andy was due to be consecrated as the fifth Bishop of Sherwood by the Archbishop of York in May but due to restrictions necessitated by COVID-19, it is hoped that this consecration will now take place in the autumn. Click here for more. 

Andy also hosted a Facebook Live event through which he shared something of his own journey, his interests and his hopes for this new season of ministry. You can catch up with this here.

Click here to see a short video in which Bishop Paul and others from across the diocese extend a warm welcome to Andy, and following his licensing, Andy and his wife, Liz introduce themselves.