Introduction of the Bishop of Newcastle

On 26th January 2016 the Rt Revd Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle, was Introduced to the House of Lords and took her seat.

From Hansard:

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Christine Elizabeth, Lord Bishop of Newcastle, was introduced and took the oath, supported by the Archbishop of York and the Bishop of Southwark, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

 

In pictures: Introduction of the Bishop of Gloucester

On Monday 26th October 2015 the Bishop of Gloucester, Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, was introduced to the House of Lords by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London.

OrderpaperThe first female bishop to take her seat in the Lords under the terms of the 2015 Lords Spiritual (Women) Act, her introduction was met with applause by those present. Pictures of the introduction are below and a video of the short ceremony can be viewed here.


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Introduction of the Bishop of Salisbury

On 9th February 2015 the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, was Introduced to the House of Lords and took his seat.

From Hansard:

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Nicholas Roderick, Lord Bishop of Salisbury, was introduced and took the oath, supported by the Bishop of Worcester and the Bishop of Portsmouth, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

 

Introduction of The Bishop of Leeds

On Thursday 5th February, Nicholas Baines, Lord Bishop of Leeds, was introduced and took the oath, supported by the Archbishop of York and the Bishop of Carlisle, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

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The full procedure for introduction of Lords Spiritual to the House of Lords is set out in the House of Lords Companion to Standing Orders, which can be read here.

In pictures: Introduction of the Bishop of Rochester

14.04.01 Rochester intro 2On Tuesday 1st April, James Henry Langstaff, Lord Bishop of Rochester, was introduced and took the oath, supported by the Bishop of Leicester and the Bishop of Norwich, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. Continue reading “In pictures: Introduction of the Bishop of Rochester”

In pictures: Introduction of the Bishop of Chelmsford

 

14.03.25 Chelmsford 1On Tuesday 25th March 2014 Stephen Geoffrey Cottrell, Lord Bishop of Chelmsford, was introduced and took the oath, supported by the Bishop of Chester and the Bishop of Leicester, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

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Introduction of the Bishop of Durham

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On 3rd March 2014 Paul Roger Butler, Lord Bishop of Durham, was introduced and took the oath, supported by the Archbishop of York and the Bishop of Chester, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Photos: Taking the Oath in the Chamber, holding the New Testament; Bishops’ Robing Room, being congratulated on his introduction by his predecessor as Bishop of Durham, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Watch: Bishop of Portsmouth introduced as Lord Spiritual

On Thursday 6 February 2014, Christopher Richard James, Lord Bishop of Portsmouth, was introduced and took the oath, supported by the Bishop of Chester and the Bishop of Wakefield, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

The Clerk of Parliaments reads the Bishop of Portsmouth’s Writ of Summons

Watch the introduction here:

http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Embed/js.ashx?14732

The Bishop of Peterborough joins the House of Lords

On Tuesday 4th February 2014, Donald Spargo, Lord Bishop of Peterborough, was introduced and took the oath, supported by the Bishop of Wakefield and the Bishop of Birmingham, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

The Bishop of Peterborough is introduced to the House of Lords – pictured here with the Bishops of Wakefield and Birmingham

Watch the introduction here:
http://www.parliamentlive.tv/main/Player.aspx?meetingId=14730