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Bishop of Derby announces his retirement

The Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, has announced that he will retire from 31 August 2018.

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One of the very few bishops to go right to the wire – the eve of his 70th birthday (although he could actually have gone on until the eve of his 71st birthday – still being 70!). Best wishes for a long, happy and healthy retirement.

Malcolm Dixon
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I too wish Dr Redfern well in his retirement. But what of Mrs. Redfern? Will she be retiring as well? I think we should be told.

Mike Dobson
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Malcolm Dixon raises an important question. When I read this item, I said to myself, ‘let’s hope his retirement residence is not within commuting distance of the Wash House.’ I think the C of E is more than ready for a change of approach to senior appointments, and we have had rather too long of the former British Gas method, and (what seems like) its associated fortress mentality.

Malcolm
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Mike Dobson. I agree. More theologian and Teachers , less managers.

Father David
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…. and certainly not a Conservative Evangelical!