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New Bishop
Saturday 2 June 2007

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Canon Mark Strange
The Rev Canon Mark Strange, was elected as the 9th Bishop of the United Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caaithness by the Electoral Synod of the Diocese on Saturday 2nd June 2007.

Canon Strange has served in the Diocese since 1998 when he became Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Elgin and Priest in Charge of St Margaret’s, Lossiemouth.  In recent years he also added St Michael’s, Dufftown and St Margaret’s, Aberlour, to his sphere of care and has worked tirelessly in encouraging the 'cluster ministry' in the east of the Diocese.

He was elected as a Canon of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness, in 2000 and Synod Clerk of the Diocese in 2003.

Before coming to the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caaithness he served as Curate at St Barnabas with Christ Church in Worcester, and as Vicar of St Wulstan's, also in Worcester.

When ask for his coments for this page on his Diocesan website he wrote:

How do I feel, I feel excited, excited at the prospect of being with you in your ministries and in your communities, I look at the map and feel excited as I reflect on what a truly wonderful place this Diocese is, I feel excited because I have been called to share this place with all of you.

 

I feel challenged by the task that I have been called to, the task of leading this Diocese in its mission and in it’s ministry. But it is a joyful challenge that God has set for us, the challenge to share his love with the people we live and work amongst, to offer to the people of the Highlands and Moray the same joy we find in our own faith.

 

I also feel deeply moved by the trust placed in me by the Diocese, to have ones calling recognised by those you have worked and worshipped with is a very humbling experience. I pray that God gives me the strength to repay that trust through my ministry among you.

 

Blessings on us all

 

Mark Strange

His ordination as Bishop will be in St Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness, on Saturday 13th October 2007.

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