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Education Service News Item

New Bishop of Arundel and Brighton Appointed

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Richard Moth, currently Bishop of the Forces, as Bishop of Arundel & Brighton. He will be the 5th Bishop of Arundel & Brighton.

Bishop Moth was ordained a priest in 1982 and served as a priest in parishes in the Archdiocese of Southwark including acting as Vicar General and Chancellor of the Archdiocese before being ordained Bishop of the Forces in September 2009.

In addition to his role as Bishop of the Forces, he is Chair of Governors at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, Liaison Bishop for Prisons, Episcopal Advisor to the National Catholic Scout Fellowship and holds a brief on Mental Health on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Bishop Richard Moth said: “It is a great privilege to have been appointed by Pope Francis as the new Bishop of Arundel & Brighton and I am very conscious of the trust that has been placed in me. In these last fifty years since the foundation of the Diocese, so much has been done to build up the Church and in the proclamation of the Gospel and, with God’s help, I look to guide and serve the Diocese to that same end. “

Bishop Richard will be installed at Arundel Cathedral as the new Bishop of Arundel & Brighton on Thursday 28th May on the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of the Diocese on 28th May 1965. He will then preside at the Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving for the Diocese at the Amex Stadium in Brighton on Sunday 5th July.