A Prayer of Thanks

I was interviewed by the Dean of the Cathedral, The Very Reverend Richard Humphrey, on the day after I formally announced my resignation as Bishop of Tasmania (26th July 2015).  At the conclusion of the interview which occurred during the 10am Sunday Worship Service, The Dean prayed the following prayer which he adapted from the Service for the Ordination of Bishops, APBA:

A Prayer giving thanks to God for Bishop John’s 15 years of ministry as Bishop of Tasmania

Almighty God, by your Son Jesus Christ
you gave many excellent gifts to your apostles,
and commanded them to feed your flock.
We give thanks for your servant John, who was called to be our bishop.
We thank you that filled with your truth and clothed in holiness,
he has been a pastor of your Church
diligently preaching your word,
and rightly teaching your people
to the glory of your name, and the benefit of your Church.
We give thanks in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

You can listen to my interview with the Dean here

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