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Bishop Mark Tanner to be new Patron of ReSource

1 year ago

We are very pleased to announce that the Rt Revd Mark Tanner, the Bishop of Chester, is to be ReSource’s new Patron following the retirement of Archbishop Sentamu.

Bishop Mark Tanner to be new Patron of ReSource

Bishop Mark has been a friend and supporter of ReSource for Anglican Renewal Ministries for many years. He was the preacher at its inaugural service in St Paul's Cathedral in 2004 and has taken an active interest in ReSource's ministry through his years in parish ministry and while Principal of Cranmer Hall and Bishop of Berwick.

In welcoming +Mark as our Patron, Bishop John Holbrook, Chair of the ReSource Trustees, says, "Bishop Mark is a Christian leader of spiritual passion, deep wisdom and real vision. We are thrilled to welcome him as our Patron". ReSource's Director, the Venerable Kevin Roberts, adds "I am looking forward to all that Bishop Mark will bring to ReSource's ministry from his long-held commitment to our vision for authentic renewal and creative mission in churches across the country".

Bishop Mark's appointment as ReSource's Patron coincides with the start of his new ministry as the Bishop of Chester. In accepting his new role in ReSource for Anglican Renewal Ministries +Mark says, "The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. It is like yeast. It is found in the most ordinary of places where God is at work renewing, restoring, growing, and changing lives by the work of His Spirit. This is what ReSource exists to serve, encourage, and enable, and I am honoured to have been asked to serve as Patron. May His Kingdom come!"

Please pray for +Mark as he begins his ministry in the Diocese of Chester and as he takes on the role of ReSource's Patron.


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Enabling little, local and ordinary churches to engage with the Holy Spirit for renewal, discipleship and mission.


"Working with Kevin has been a huge success in terms of my development as a leader. Our time together has helped me to take a longer-term view of my ministry and make good decisions which we are still benefitting from. I have particularly valued Kevin’s willingness to speak openly and prophetically into the situations I have been wrestling with. His insights have often helped me see further than I could do on my own, and have always been wise, kind and gracious. I cannot recommend highly enough the work that ReSource does and in particular, the new Alongside ministry"
Andy Dykes, Liverpool Cathedral