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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Sheffield Speaking Out—What Do We Want?

Feb 27, 2017 by

by Sue Hammersley, SAME: Why are those of us who are concerned about the appointment of the next bishop of Sheffield finding it so difficult to speak out? Is it because we all agree? Or is it because there is such an imbalance of power that it took the Dean of Christchurch, Oxford to speak out?...

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(Updated) Sheffield controversy

Feb 25, 2017 by

UPDATE:  Bishop Philip North withdraws from nomination: (Newer items at the bottom of this section) Letter from the Archbishops to Sir Philip Mawer Statement from Bishop Philip North Statement from 10 Downing Street Statement from the Archbishop of York Statement from the Bishop of Blackburn...

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Opponent of female priests urged to decline bishop of Sheffield post

Feb 24, 2017 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: A senior Church of England theologian has called on the newly appointed bishop of Sheffield to stand aside ahead of his consecration, saying his opposition to female priests will “cause significant pastoral and public damage to the church”. Martyn Percy, the dean of...

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