6 Dec 2009

New bishop chosen for Auckland

6:03 pm on 6 December 2009

The Very Reverend Ross Bay has been chosen as Auckland's new Anglican bishop.

The current bishop, John Paterson, will retire in March next year.

Ross Bay has been the Dean of Parnell's Holy Trinity Cathedral since November 2007 and led Sir Edmund Hillary's state funeral in January last year.

Reverend Bay will be the city's 11th Bishop.