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Last Updated: Saturday, 29 May, 2004, 07:49 GMT 08:49 UK
Enthronement ceremony for bishop
 The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev'd Rowan Williams and the Bishop of Gloucester, The Rt Rev'd Michael Perham
A group of children will lead the procession to the cathedral
The 40th Bishop of Gloucester will be installed in a ceremony at the cathedral on Saturday afternoon.

The enthronement will round off a day of special events to welcome the new bishop to the city and diocese.

The Rt Reverend Michael Perham will start the day with a simple service at St Mary's church in Deerhurst, led by the Bishop of Tewkesbury.

After that he will move to St James in Tredworth, from where he will begin the journey on foot to the cathedral.

The 56-year-old bishop will stop on the way to meet leaders of other faith community groups in the city.

As he reaches the bottom of Eastgate Street, the new bishop will be met by a group of children who will lead the procession to the cathedral.

The Diocese of Gloucester encompasses most of Gloucestershire, as well as parts of neighbouring counties.

It was founded in 1541 on the dissolution of the monasteries, when the abbey church of St Peter became the cathedral church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity and is home to about 600,000 people.

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