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Farewell service for Bishop of Hull

The Right Reverend Richard Michael Cokayne Frith Image copyright THE DIOCESE OF HEREFORD
Image caption The Right Reverend Richard Frith starts his new role next month

Hundreds of people from the Diocese of York have attended a special farewell service for the Bishop of Hull ahead of him starting a new role in Hereford.

The Rt Rev Richard Frith was confirmed as the new Bishop of Hereford in July and starts in October.

The service at St Columba's Church in Hull was a chance to say goodbye after 16 years, said Bishop Richard.

It was a "wrench" to leave but it had been a "great privilege to serve in Hull and the East Riding, he said.

"I know the city will go from strength to strength in the years ahead," he added.

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu said he had brought "his passion and joyful enthusiasm to his mission for the Diocese of York".

His new diocese covers Herefordshire, south Shropshire and parts of Worcestershire and Wales.

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