The Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Martyn Snow, has been introduced as a Member of the House of Lords as he continues his ministry leading the Church of England in Leicestershire.
Today (November 9), Bishop Martyn joins the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, as well as 24 other Church of England Bishops, who currently sit in the Lords and together form the Lords Spiritual.
He was introduced in a short ceremony and was sponsored by the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Paul Butler, and the Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Gregory Clayton Smith.
It involved him swearing an Oath of Allegiance to the Crown.
“It is a great privilege to be entering the House of Lords – one which I will seek to use for the good of others, particularly those who are in need, both in the UK and beyond our shores,” he said.
“Undoubtedly these are turbulent times in politics and worrying times for millions of families struggling with the cost of living. Guided by my faith in Jesus Christ, I hope to be able to use my voice in the Lords to seek peace, justice, and above all, love for our communities.
“I am continually inspired by how churches and other faith groups in Leicester and Leicestershire serve their communities. So, I will seek every opportunity to sing the praises of our area and the people who make it great.”