Friday, 9 May 2014

Bishop of Grimsby

The next Suffragan Bishop of Grimsby in the diocese of Lincoln is to be Canon David Court.

Press release from Number 10

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Canon David Eric Court, BSc, PhD, PGCE, BA, Vicar of Cromer, Rural Dean of Repps and Honorary Canon of Norwich Cathedral in the Diocese of Norwich, to the Suffragan See of Grimsby, in the Diocese of Lincoln, in succession to the Right Reverend Douglas James Rossdale, MA, on his resignation on the 5 April 2013…

Press release from the Diocese of Lincoln

Posted by Peter Owen on Friday, 9 May 2014 at 11:41am BST | TrackBack
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It seems we are getting new Bishops announced every other day at the moment! It could mean that all the most suitable men have been given jobs before the CNC starts work next year. Of course, if General Synod keeps to schedule then the pool of candidates they can draw from will have expanded by then.

Posted by: Peter on Friday, 9 May 2014 at 12:25pm BST

Yes indeed, just over a week ago we had eleven unfilled suffragan sees, now we have but six! Although I suppose chickens ought not to be counted until they have been consecrated...

Posted by: Dan BD on Friday, 9 May 2014 at 5:50pm BST

Why do they flaunt their PGCEs? I don't think mine is worth a docken. And just think what a Greek Play Bishop could offer in its place.

Posted by: Allan Ronald on Friday, 9 May 2014 at 7:11pm BST

Seems very fishy to me.

Posted by: John on Friday, 9 May 2014 at 7:24pm BST

My word, Justin is going to have his work cut out on St. James' Day consecrating, Barking, Colchester and now Grimsby. A trinity of new bishops, what better day to set off on their episcopal ministry than on the day dedicated to the patron saint of all Christian pilgrims.

Posted by: Father David on Friday, 9 May 2014 at 7:27pm BST

Who will be the first diocesan bishop brave (or sensible) enough to say he will put a suffragan vacancy on hold in order that he can consider both male and female candidates?

Posted by: Anthony Archer on Friday, 9 May 2014 at 10:35pm BST

With all these new bishops being announced, you'd wonder whether someone had some bad news to bury!

Posted by: Tim M on Saturday, 10 May 2014 at 9:48am BST

Its a pity 4 bishops aren't being consecrated together...there is a magnificent mass setting composed for the consecration of 4 bishops in colonial Mexico... 4 choirs singing 4 separate mass settings simultaneously... I doubt if it has ever been sung since!

Posted by: Perry Butler on Saturday, 10 May 2014 at 1:49pm BST

Not much in the way of fishing left in Grimsby these days, just titanium dioxide, low pay and foodbanks.
Given that the new +David (the third David Grimsby in a row) comes from Cromer we expect him to be a blogger (obscure Norfolk reference).

More seriously, it will be interesting to see how this appointment goes. I can't remember when this diocese last had a bishop who was not out of the moderate catholic tradition, but as I understand it +Grimsby pending is Oak Hill and very much out of the Evangelical stable. It'll be quite a departure for this diocese.

Posted by: David Rowett on Monday, 12 May 2014 at 6:31pm BST

Three + David Grimsbys in a row, I can only think that can be trumped by 5 + John Chelmsfords in a row, the line of John's only coming to an end with the appointment of the present bishop -+ Stephen. Can any other See top Chelmsford with a longer continuous line of bishops all bearing the same Christian name?

Posted by: Father David on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 at 9:59am BST
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