Sarum thanks Bishop Nicholas for wisdom and encouragment

The Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, will be greatly missed when he retires this summer. As a Foundation Trustee, Bishop Nicholas has congratulated hundreds of graduates on Presentation day, welcomed guests to College celebrations and encouraged Sarum staff during difficult periods.

‘When we were all moving about more freely, the Sarum College Community were very familiar with the regular arrival of Bishop Nicholas on his bicycle from South Canonry,’ says Sarum College Principal James Woodward.

‘He has been a listener and an encourager of the varied dimensions of our life. We shall miss his insight and wisdom. We have appreciated his support of our learning offer especially in the Sarum Centre for Formation in Ministry. We wish him and Helen a happy and fulfilling retirement.’

‘Bishop Nicholas has provided crucial support to Sarum College in enabling us to develop a style of learning and range of opportunities which offer appropriate nourishment for the human spirit in a culture of huge change and many pressures,’ says Sarum College Chair of Trustees, Bishop Alastair Redfern. ‘Our ethos and our forward momentum reflect a great deal of his wisdom, imagination for the future, and gracious ability to work in partnership.’

We look forward to keeping in touch with Bishop Nicholas and with Helen, who treated us with her amazing chocolate muffins and beautiful origami creations (read her post on Origami Inside here).

More news on Bishop Nicholas’s retirement on the Salisbury Diocese website here:

Bishop of Salisbury to retire in July 2021

Senior Diocesan leaders praise Bishop Nicholas’s contribution as he announces his retirement

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