Comments: House of Bishops' pastoral letter - more reports and comments

Michael Sadgrove always writes well and what he pens makes jolly good sense. I hesitate to describe him as the last of the Gentleman Deans as I recall that when Trevor Beeson took over the Winchester Deanery the obituary of his predecessor Michael Stancliffe described him as "the last of the Gentleman Deans". A lady from the cathedral congregation commiserated with Dean Beeson for what she regarded as a slur upon his honour and character but Trevor didn't have the heart to tell her that he had actually written the obituary.

Posted by Father David at Sunday, 22 February 2015 at 9:17am GMT

Michael Sadgrove, if not the last of the gentleman deans, is one of the last of the theologian deans. His insights are not only original and refreshing, but shot-through with insights from his work as a Hebrew scholar, from literature, art and music, and from a generous, humane and critically intelligent approach to the Christian faith. All the more vital that we continue to hear his wise voice at this time of panic, lack of perspective and quick-fix solutions in the C of E.

Posted by Simon R at Tuesday, 24 February 2015 at 10:30am GMT

A splendid analysis Stephen of the considerable talents of the Dean of Dunelm, his excellent Blog "Wool Gathering of a Northern Dean" never fails to educate and to entertain, it needs to be more widely known and commented upon.

Posted by Father David at Wednesday, 25 February 2015 at 7:12am GMT
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