The Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge has announced his engagement to 'HJ' Colston.

Bishop John and HJ first met about twenty years ago and the two families have been friends ever since. HJ has two boys, Luke and Toby, who get on very well with Bishop John’s children. After sharing the news with their respective families, Bishop John announced the engagement at a recent conference for the clergy in the Diocese.

Bishop John said: 

“to have found love again is a most wonderful thing and I feel immensely blessed.”

HJ said: 

“John is such a blessing and I'm so excited about our future together.”

The couple are hoping to marry early in the New Year. Thereafter she will live between Worcester and Bradford-on-Avon where her boys are at school: her elder son is in his GCSE year.


The Diocese of Worcester is one of 42 dioceses in the Church of England. It covers an area of 671 square miles and includes parishes in the County of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and a few parishes in northern Gloucestershire, south east Wolverhampton and Sandwell.

From: Sam Setchell, Press Officer for the Diocese of Worcester and the Bishop of Worcester.

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