On Sunday May 21, the Diocese of Newcastle held a Service of Praise and Thanksgiving for the Episcopal Ministry of Bishop Greg Thompson as the 13th Bishop of Newcastle as he laid up his pastoral staff.
A full Cathedral congregation celebrated and thanked Bishop Greg for his leadership with a service of readings, prayers, and music.
Bishop Greg and Bishop Peter both gave speeches at the service. Bishop Peter’s speech was met with a standing ovation to honor Bishop Greg’s enduring legacy.
Bishop Thompson served the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle as Bishop for three years and has been a strong advocate for survivors of child abuse during his tenure.
“In his short time as our Bishop he has been the catalyst for deep cultural change around the protection of children and the support of victims of abuse. He called us to face our past and in doing so shape a healthy future. This will be his enduring legacy,” Bishop Peter Stuart said.