Bishop of Sodor and Man Robert Paterson to retire
The Bishop of Sodor and Man says he will retire later this year.
The Right Reverend Robert Paterson, 67, has served the Diocese of Sodor and Man since 2008, as well as holding a seat on the island's Legislative Council.
He told Manx Radio his decision to retire on 11 November was motivated "purely by age".
Sodor and Man is the smallest diocese in the Church of England, overseeing 45 churches and 27 parishes.
Before moving to the Isle of Man, he was a parish priest in Wales and chaplain to the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu.