I have looked at Christine Hardmans background and experience and she will be a great asset to the region. Women are playing a wonderful role in the faith of the region - with a female Canon of Hexham Abbey only recently having taken office. I have long supported and voted in the Commons for Women Bishops and I am certain that Christine will do a great job.
The endorsement from Riding Mill's acting Bishop the Right Reverend Frank White is clear:“This is such a good moment to welcome Christine Hardman to be our new Bishop and I look forward with eager anticipation to serving alongside her. Her wide interests and experience and her desire to encounter and learn from the spirituality of this region offer us all real opportunities for growth."
Full details of the appointment here: