Comments: more on Bishop of Stockport

Very gracious of FinF to offer good wishes and prayers to the new Bishop. How disappointing to find that spirit completely absent in the Reform statement.

Posted by David Runcorn at Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 12:19pm GMT

Yes, Reform's comments were not the most generous - but they are a small group. They claim to have about a hundred churches where "one or more of the leadership at this church is a member of Reform". Does this mean one member of the PCC? It is not clear. There are only perhaps about ten "Reform Churches" according to their website - you have to search area by area.

Their claim that Reform churches are on average 30% bigger is a hollow claim indeed. Small country churches of ten or so elderly parishioners are unlikely to be members of such a group.

Perhaps all churches which are members of campaigning organisations, whether, Reform, WATCH, Changing Attitude, or Forward in Faith, are 30% bigger than average!

Posted by Iain Baxter at Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 1:52pm GMT

David Runcorn,
My thoughts exactly. The contrast between the two statements was striking.

Posted by Jim Pratt at Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 2:40pm GMT

Yes, t'is gracious indeed.

I thought all three Statements were quite good, though, in the circumstances.

Though, I should not have known from them that

1. God has come among us in the flesh and
2. Christ has been raised from death, ascended, Glorified and Awaited !


Posted by Laurie at Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 3:16pm GMT
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