The next Bishop of Lancaster, Bolton-born Rev Dr Jill Duff, 45, has recorded a video message to the Diocese and the people of Lancashire which is now available to view on YouTube.
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Jill’s greeting was recorded at the end of a busy announcement day in the Diocese.
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Jill is currently the founding Director of the St Mellitus College, North West, which is the first full-time ordination course in the North West for over 40 years, offering context-based ordination training and theology courses.
She went to Bolton School before studying at Christ College, Cambridge and Worcester College, Oxford. Several years in the oil industry followed before Jill trained for the ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.