With a week to reflect after his final service in the diocese, Bishop Clive thanks many:
"Dear friends, in recent weeks I have been so moved by and deeply appreciative of, all the kind messages, cards and gifts that have been sent to mark my retirement. I am sorry not to be able to thank everyone individually, but will always treasure the words and sentiments expressed. Thank you also to everyone who contributed to the very generous gift given by the Diocese. It was wonderful to share my leaving service with so many at St Matthew’s and to also see many of you at the Cathedral and in Wolverhampton on Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday.
"It has been a privilege to serve as a Bishop in this Diocese for 16 years. It is a good and Godly place and I am sure that your faithfulness and love for Christ will sustain and equip you for the challenges ahead."
Rummaging in the Comms Office cupboard has found a selection of images of the last decade - sports seem fo feature strongly, and perhaps his least favourite image (courtesy of the Express & Star) but one we appreciate, showing his strong side, standing up for truth, justice, tolerance and compassion at a rally in the Black Country.