Comments: Dioceses Commission

This scheme was "the first of its kind", so which diocesan amalgamations are going to be the second and third of its kind? Truro to rejoin Exeter, or maybe Portsmouth back to Winchester? We live, as they say, in interesting times.

Posted by Father David at Wednesday, 21 January 2015 at 8:18am GMT

'Lack of consultation...' People feeling they are at the bottom of the pile, even bishops being kept in the dark, appointments being made top-down without any consultation, long-term psychological damage on individuals, perceptions of heavy-handedness... It all has a rather familiar ring, doesn't it?

Posted by Tom Marshall at Wednesday, 21 January 2015 at 10:41am GMT

I would think the boundaries of the west Midlands dioceses might need some looking at.

Posted by Perry Butler at Wednesday, 21 January 2015 at 11:47am GMT

Re: provinces, why not be much more brave? This is my thought-experiment from a few years ago, imagining nine provinces of 48 county dioceses along the Leeds model:

Posted by DBD at Wednesday, 21 January 2015 at 4:07pm GMT

Why does the expression "Rearranging the furniture on the Titanic" keep coming into my mind?

Posted by cryptogram at Thursday, 22 January 2015 at 11:19am GMT
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