Bishop of Exeter to retire

Bishop Michael will step down in June after 13 years in the post.

THE Bishop of Exeter, the Right Reverend Michael Langrish, announced on Sunday that he will be retiring this summer.

Bishop Michael, who is aged 67, has served as Bishop since 2000 and has been a priest for 40 years.

“During the 13 years that I have had the privilege of serving as Bishop of Exeter I have grown to love this county and its people deeply,” he said in a letter to all Devon clergy.

“Although 2012 has been a challenging year, as have many others before it, I hope that I leave the Church of England in Devon in good heart.”

His final service will be in Exeter Cathedral on June 29.

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