THE Rt Rev Dr John Inge, the 113th Bishop of Worcester, will be enthroned on Saturday at Worcester Cathedral.

Activities planned throughout the day include a children's workshop in the Chapter House of the cathedral.

The Enthronement service will begin at 2.30pm in the presence of 1,500 dignitaries, friends, parishioners, clergy and invited guests who will pack the cathedral for the event.

At 3.30pm, a balloon release will be held at the west door, where Dr Inge will give a final blessing at the end of the ceremony.

Dr Inge was born in 1955. He completed a BSc in chemistry at St Chad's College, Durham and went on to teach chemistry and religious studies.

He was ordained deacon in 1983 and priest in 1984 in the Diocese of Chichester. Since then, he has worked across the country, including as a vicar in Newcastle Upon Tyne and was appointed Canon of Ely Cathedral in 1996.

Dr Inge is a member of Amnesty International and the World Development Movement. His interest in international affairs and other cultures has seen him travel to Africa, India and the Holy Land.

He hopes to promote "leadership through the lens of service" from his first day of ministry in the Diocese of Worcester.