[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, has appointed the Bishop at Lambeth, the Rt Revd Nigel Stock, as Bishop to the Forces and Bishop to the Falkland Islands, upon the retirement of the Rt Revd Dr Stephen Venner. He will take up these additional responsibilities on 19th June 2014.
Bishop Nigel said: "I am delighted to be able to take on this important role and look forward to meeting the Chaplains and the men and women of the services, who serve tirelessly, often in the most arduous and dangerous circumstances."
Bishop Stephen said: "The links between the Forces, the Falkland Islands and the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury are greatly valued. It is good that these links will be maintained in this way, and I am particularly delighted that Bishop Nigel’s own wide experience and many gifts will provide Episcopal care and support to our chaplains and those whom they serve in the name of Christ."