Comments: Wells Palace: diocese objects

One cannot but - from afar - admire the tenacity of this arm of the local Church, resisting the strong-arm tactics of the Church Commissioners. This must be something of a latter-day expression of 'power to the people' - and in favour of their local Bishop. I'll bet he's surprised!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Sunday, 23 March 2014 at 12:06am GMT

The ham fistedness of the. Church Commissioners seems only to be matched by that of the House of Bishops. Don't they think before acting? Didn't the Church Commissioners realise that they would stir up a hornets' nest by this diktat? Didn't the House of Bishops realise that their 'pastoral letter' would be so badly received that some Bishops are now busy scurrying around apologising for its tone and it's content.

Don't they ever learn? Obviously not.

Posted by Richard Ashby at Sunday, 23 March 2014 at 9:49pm GMT

power to the people! Keep his Lordship in his palace! I like it.

Posted by ian at Monday, 24 March 2014 at 7:22am GMT

cf. CofE website - brief response from Commissioners to say they have batted it on to the Archbishops' Council.

Posted by Neil Patterson at Monday, 24 March 2014 at 6:58pm GMT

The diocesan management are having a taste of their own medicine. How many parishes have they bullied out of their parsonages without respecting the views of the parishioners?

Posted by Jeremy Hummerstone at Tuesday, 25 March 2014 at 5:31pm GMT

Just spare a thought for the incoming bishop who has to move somewhere and who will be starting his ministry with everyone else arguing about and having opinions about his home.

Posted by Wilf at Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 6:08pm GMT
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