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Bishop of Truro to support Archbishop of Canterbury

Bishop of Truro Tim Thornton Image copyright Lambeth Palace
Image caption The Right Reverend Tim Thornton has been announced as the new Bishop at Lambeth

The Bishop of Truro is to be appointed to a top job in the Church of England.

The Right Reverend Tim Thornton has been announced as the new Bishop at Lambeth.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said Bishop Tim was known for his work helping people "on the margins of society".

His duties will include supporting the Archbishop's work in the House of Bishops, General Synod and the Archbishop's Council.

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The Archbishop said he was "delighted" to welcome Bishop Thornton to Lambeth Palace.

"His work on Feeding Britain demonstrates his range of ability and skill in bringing people together," he said.

The Bishop of St Germans, the Rt Rev Dr Chris Goldsmith, said Bishop Thornton would be missed in Cornwall.

"Not only has he been tireless in inspiring people to look for new ways to meet the challenges of ensuring the church remains relevant, engaged and engaging in the 21st Century, he has also been a keen advocate for the county, and particularly some of its least privileged members," he said.

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