Archbishops go on consecration strike – they will make no more bishops

Jul 20, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer:

Something peculiar happened in the Church of England last week. We are, of course, very used to peculiar things happening in the Church of England, but this was so peculiar that it made no column inches in the mainstream media, and a only an opaque paragraph in a few church trade rags, principally because no-one is really sure what the announcement meant, or means, or will mean.

The Archbishop of Canterbury issued a statement together with the Archbishop of York declaring that they will cease making bishops forthwith – not as a cost-cutting exercise of episcopal reduction for empty old wineskins, but as a demonstration of archiepiscopal unity in the act of episcopal consecration. The statement read:

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