The new Bishop of Sodor and Man, the Rt Reverend Peter Eagles MLC, has been welcomed to Tynwald by the President, the Hon Steve Rodan MLC.
The Lord Bishop, who succeeds the Right Reverend Robert Paterson, becomes the 87th Bishop of Sodor and Man. He is married to Gail and has one adult son. He said: ‘Gail and I are delighted to have arrived on the Isle of Man and to be settling into our new home. I began my public ministry as Bishop on September 30 and I look forward now to engaging with all aspects of life on the Island. My vision is to lead and inspire the work of the Church in offering pastoral and spiritual support across the whole of our community, and to represent the life and interests of the Island to the wider Church and world.’
Mr President said: ‘I extend the warmest of welcomes to our new Bishop, and to his wife Gail. The Bishop of Sodor and Man holds an ancient office as a member of the Manx legislature, and I greatly look forward to Bishop Peter’s future contribution to the work of Tynwald and the Legislative Council.’