The future for Bishop Keith


Bishop Keith announces his retirement

Bishop Keith has today announced that he is to retire on 8 March 2021, 14 years to the day after he was consecrated. 

Announcing the news, Bishop Keith said that he was thankful to God for calling Bishop Mark to the role of Bishop of Chester and said that he is hoping that his retirement in March will help the process of the appointment of two new suffragan bishops of Stockport and Birkenhead.

Read Bishop Keith's statement to the Diocese of Chester

Speaking on the day of the announcement, Bishop Mark and Bishop Keith recorded a conversation, held on Zoom, in which Mark asked Keith about his retirement plans and invited him to reflect on the highlights from his time as the Bishop of Birkenhead. 

Watch the recorded conversation on YouTube here