Making his way on foot into the city from Old Sarum to The Close in Salisbury on June 19, the walk for the Rt Revd Stephen Lake was symbolic of the time and place where his faith had first begun as a boy scout.

The walk towards Salisbury Cathedral and the subsequent, ceremony formed the final stages of the process which had first commenced on January 13.

Arriving at Mitre House as is the tradition, he was met by two choristers who represented the 42,000 children in the diocesan schools, and he then walked to the Salisbury Cathedral where 1,000 guests were in place to watch the historic moment.

Many people also watched the ceremony online.

The Rt Revd Stephen Lake, the former Dean of Gloucester became the 79th Bishop of Salisbury and the Bishop of the Channel Islands during this official ceremony at Salisbury Cathedral.

The Bishop of Salisbury and the Channel Islands is married with three adult children.

An exhibition is being held at Salisbury Cathedral to celebrate the inauguration of the new bishop.

Elections and Bequests explores the ancient ‘bishop-making’ process and uncovers some of the interests and passions of past bishops through books they left to the Cathedral Library.

The library and exhibition are open to visitors between 1.30pm and 4.30 until Sunday (June 26).

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