Gafcon UK leader ‘very concerned’ by appointment of Stephen Cottrell as Archbishop of York

Jan 3, 2020 by

from Christian Today:

The President of Gafcon UK, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, has said he is “very concerned” by the appointment of Stephen Cottrell as Archbishop of York.

Cottrell is the current Bishop of Chelmsford and will succeed Dr John Sentamu as Archbishop of York following his retirement in June.

The bishop’s appointment has been met with alarm by some evangelicals because of a dispute in his diocese last year over a Church of England primary school’s approach to transgenderism.

The dispute led to the resignation of the Rev John Parker as a governor at the school and as a vicar in the Church of England.

He claimed that the bishop had told him that he could leave the Church of England if he did not like its approach to sexuality.

Four conservative clergy in the Diocese of Chelmsford have resigned in the last year and others have come forward to publicly back Parker’s claims.

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Read also: A Statement on the Appointment of the Archbishop of York from Gafcon UK



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