The Right Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester made her first visit to GCHQ this morning, to learn more about the work of the organisation and to give a talk on leadership and diversity.
The visit included a tour of the building and Bishop Rachel had the opportunity to delve deeper into how the organisation works. She said: "It was a real privilege to be able to meet with the staff who work to keep our country safe. It gave me an opportunity to say thank you for all they do."
Director of GCHQ Robert Hannigan said: "I'm delighted to have welcomed Bishop Rachel to GCHQ and to have had the opportunity to talk to her about the vital work we do to keep Britain safe. I'm grateful that the Bishop was able to talk to staff about her important responsibilities within the Church and wider society."
During the visit Bishop Rachel was able to discuss the Investigatory Powers Bill, which will now be considered by the House of Lords, of which Bishop Rachel is a member.
She also gave a talk and answered questions from staff about; the role of women in leadership, diversity in the workplace, and the importance of community and her role in making those wider connections.