The new Bishop of Lewes has been ordained at Westminster Abbey by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Rev Richard Jackson, 53, said one of his key tasks was to be a “mediator”.
Speaking of his new role, he said: “One of my key tasks is to be a mediator and to bring people to mutual understanding.
“I really want to be a bishop to all people, it is as simple as that.”
Rev Jackson studied at Christ Church, Oxford and Cranfield Institute of Technology, before studying to be ordained at Trinity College in Bristol. A former vicar at Rudgwick, in the Chichester diocese, he has also served as rural dean for Horsham.