The Rt Revd Robert Innes Consecrated as Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe
The strains of Widor’s Toccata were drowned by spontaneous applause as Rt Rev Robert Innes walked out of Canterbury Cathedral after his consecration as Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe.
The two hour service, where the Archbishop of Canterbury presided at a Eucharist and the Bishop of London in his sermon welcomed Robert to his new ministry, was attended by visiting bishops, clergy and lay people from around the diocese and many visitors who had travelled for miles to the service on Sunday July 20th, 2014.
After the service the new bishop said “To be consecrated on my own, in the mother church of the Anglican Communion was a massive honour for me and for our diocese. It gave a very powerful sense of our European diocese’s connectedness and belonging with the wider church. For me personally it was an overwhelming experience. I could not have imagined a more wonderful start to my episcopal ministry.”