The Consecration of the Rt Revd Vivienne Faull

The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull was consecrated as the 56th Bishop of Bristol by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, in a service at St Paul's Cathedral, London, on 3 June.

She was presented to the Archbishop by David Tunley, Revd Beverley Charles and the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd John Sentamu.

The service saw her make the Declaration of Assent before a cathedral filled with friends and colleagues, both from York Minster and the Diocese of Bristol. Following her declaration, she was given a Bible and anointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Bishop Viv said: "It was wonderfully affirming to know that, in the congregation, there were those who had supported my journey as a follower of Christ from my baptism until now.

"What I had not anticipated was the large number who cam from the Diocese of Bristol - lay people and clergy, representatives of the wider church, other faith communities and wider civil society. The warm formal welcome inside the cathedral and the informal welcome by so many outside (where I was moved by the request from so many to pray for God's blessing then and there as they knelt on the steps) was a blessing to me. Thank you so much to those who travelled to London to be part of the day.

"Now, at long last, I can begin to focus on all that lies ahead in the Diocese of Bristol. I do look forward with great anticipation to all that lies ahead for us, and continue to hold the Diocese in my prayers."

Bishop Viv will begin her public ministry in Bristol in the autumn, following her move to the Diocese from York over the summer. There will be a service of welcome at Bristol Cathedral later in the year.

Moments from the service