Statement on the EU Referendum result

Following the result of the EU Referendum, Bishop Trevor has issued a statement. 25 June 2016

Following the result of the EU Referendum announced today, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover, has issued this statement:

“This decision has challenged much of our well established political rhetoric and practice. The closeness of the vote reveals strongly held views on the right way forward for our country but now we must begin the vital process of coming together. Whatever our views on Europe, we have a duty to continue to bear with one another in love, to seek to welcome the stranger and care for the refugee whatever our future immigration policies. Let us pray for grace and wisdom for the tasks that lie ahead.”

The Church of England has issued this prayer.