Statement following Rt Rev’d Philip North’s withdrawal from nomination to the See of Sheffield

Mar 10, 2017 by

Reform Press Statement Reform members throughout the country are disappointed but not surprised by the news that Bishop Philip North will not be the next Bishop of Sheffield. The furor that has followed his nomination reveals the arrogance and assumptions of those who believe, “that it is not...

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Those who attacked +Philip North have made same-sex blessing compromise impossible

Mar 10, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Remember that “radical new Christian inclusion” Justin Welby spoke of in the wake of Synod’s decision not to ‘take note’ of the Bishops’ report on marriage and same-sex relations? Well, you can forget it. There can now be no radically inclusive formula of words, no guiding...

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Abstaining: Martyn Percy’s excellent (but flawed) Lenten reflection (on Sheffield)

Mar 8, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Martyn Percy has written an excellent Lenten reflection on abstaining, in the context of the appointment of the next Bishop of Sheffield. We wait with bated breath to see if Philip North will proceed to consecration or stand down, as Professor Percy has suggested he should....

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Women Bishops rally round Philip North in Sheffield row

Mar 3, 2017 by

by Madeline Davies, Church Times: WOMEN bishops have expressed support for the Bishop of Burnley, the Rt Revd Philip North, after he was called on to withdraw acceptance of his nomination as Bishop of Sheffield. The Bishop of Dorking, Dr Jo Bailey Wells, said that, on hearing of his nomination,...

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Agreeing to disagree in Sheffield…?

Mar 1, 2017 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: There has been a little local difficulty following the announcement that Philip North is to be the next Bishop of Sheffield. Except that it hasn’t been little or local. Leading the charge (once more) has been the Dean of Oxford, Martyn Percy, who is quite clear that this...

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5 Guiding Principles On Women And The Episcopate – A User Guide

Feb 28, 2017 by

from the Communications Office for the National Church Institutions. Since the ordination of women began in 1994, there have been a number of diocesan bishops who have not ordained women.  Currently in the Church of England the Bishop of Chichester does not ordain women as priests, and Bishop...

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