This was a very well-attended service to mark the retirement of Bishop Richard and his wife, Kay.
Worship was led by the Dean, the Very Revd Michael Tavinor, and the Cathedral Choir sang at their best, with some help by a music group from Church Stretton Parish church as the diocese, of course, includes Shropshire.
Bishop Richard gave a valedictory sermon, and there was a presentation on behalf of the diocese by the Bishop of Ludlow. The service ended with an anthem by John Rutter and organ voluntaries by Dan Locklair and Louis Vierne.
It was a fine occasion to mark the end of Bishop Richard’s episcopal oversight of the diocese.