Richard Atkinson will be consecrated as the Bishop of Bedford on 17 May
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New Bishop of Bedford announced as Richard Atkinson

The Venerable Richard Atkinson has been announced as the new Bishop of Bedford by Downing Street.

The 53-year-old is currently the Archdeacon of Leicester. He replaces the Right Reverend Richard Inwood, who is due to retire on 31 March, after 10 years of service.