On Monday 7th September 2020 the Bishop of Manchester, Rt Revd David Walker, took his oath to become a Member of the House of Lords, joining the Lords Spiritual on the Bishops’ Benches. Bishop David was supported by his two sponsors the Bishops of Birmingham and Worcester, in an introduction ceremony that was modified to accommodate social distancing rules in Parliament.
Hansard records the introduction as follows:
Introduction: The Lord Bishop of Manchester
David Stuart, Lord Bishop of Manchester, was introduced and took the oath, supported by the Bishop of Birmingham and the Bishop of Worcester, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.