Honour Service for
Bishop David Carr
The Rt Rev'd David Carr OBE has stepped down as the Senior Pastor of Renewal Christian Centre, 47 years after the Solihull church first opened its doors in 1972.
Bishop Carr remains the Abbott Bishop of the Order of St Leonard, a member church of Churches Together in England, but, in handing over the Rev'd Jonny Lee at the Renewal Christian Centre, 1000 people gathered at the Honour Service to recognise Bishop Carr's ministry. There were a number of ecumenical guests, including the Anglican Archbishop of York, and the former head of the Elim Pentecostal Church (another member church of CTE), Rev'd John Glass.
Commenting on Bishop David's work for the community, Archbishop Sentamu said, 'We see the kingdom of God beyond the limitation of denominations, as we both sought to engage in Christian action in a diverse range of church communities. Our relationship, that reaches across different strands of the Christian church, was born out of a deep friendship formed when I was Bishop for Birmingham,; we had an instant affinity and respect for each other. It is my pleasure to be part of an Honour Service to recognise David's outstanding service over the past 47 years'.
The Order of St Leonard