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New Bishop Visits Weston College

It was announced by Downing Street today (28th April 2022) that Rt Revd Michael Beasley will the next Bishop of Bath and Wells.

To celebrate the announcement, Bishop Michael has spent the day meeting people across Somerset, including a trip to Weston College, where he met four Sixth Form learners at Knightstone Campus.

Whilst meeting the students, there was a fascinating debate of science and religion, which was insightful for all involved.

One of the learners who attended the event, was A Levels student, Greg, who said: “It was interesting meeting the new Bishop. He gave us an understanding of his role and answered questions we had about his religion.”

Bishop Michael shared his joy in becoming the 80th Bishop of Bath and Wells and said he was looking forward to getting to know the people of Somerset: “I am delighted to becoming to be the Bishop of Bath and Wells and to joining with everyone in the diocese as together we live and tell the story of Jesus.

“We have strong family connections with Somerset and I’m very much looking forward to working alongside its people, communities and churches.

“We have all been through a challenging few years. The COVID pandemic pushed us all apart. Now is the time to come back together. Our churches have an essential role in helping us rebuild communities and in facing the challenges present to us both internationally and at home.”

Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and Chief Executive of the Weston College Group, said of the visit: “It was a pleasure to welcome Bishop Michael to the College, and great that he took the time to meet with some of our students and hold an interesting discussion with them. From his visit it was clear how involved he is going to be with the local community, which is fantastic to see.”

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