Bishop James Jones returns to work after heart bypass

Bishop James Jones Bishop Jones has served Liverpool since 1998

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The Anglican Bishop of Liverpool the Right Reverend James Jones is returning to work four months after a heart-bypass operation.

He will also resume his duties as Chair of the Hillsborough Panel and the Forestry Review.

Father-of-three Bishop Jones, opted for elective surgery at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool in June.

The 62-year-old bishop, who was appointed to Liverpool in 1998, served previously as Bishop of Hull from 1994.

"Myself and Sarah are so grateful for the love and the prayers that have surrounded us during the last few months," said the bishop.

"I will be making a phased return to work in October and look forward to thanking the Diocese personally for all their kindness."

Bishop Jones has had heart problems in the past but the operation, which followed a routine angiogram, had not been planned.

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