Bishop Trevor Announces His Retirement

The Rt Revd Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover and Bishop in Canterbury, has announced his intention to retire in May 2019. He has served in this role since February 2010, taking on additional responsibilities for the Channel Islands in 2014. Bishop Trevor will conclude his public ministry on 12 May at Canterbury Cathedral.
Speaking of his and his wife Margaret’s time in the Diocese, he said: “Everywhere we go, we’re received with extraordinary generosity, hospitality and kindness. So when I do come to say goodbye to the Diocese, it will be with a heart overflowing with thanksgiving – and that’s due to the people who are in this Diocese.
The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury says “I am deeply grateful to Bishop Trevor for his faithfulness to the people of this Diocese and his faithfulness to Jesus Christ as he has sought to offer inspiration and pragmatic leadership over the past nine years.
There will be an opportunity for the Diocese to say farewell at Evensong in Canterbury Cathedral and a reception afterwards on 11 May. Bishop Trevor will then conclude his public ministry by celebrating Holy Communion and preaching in the Cathedral on Sunday 12 May. Further details will be made available in early 2019.