How very seasonal - "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!"
Still no news about Dunwich?
I honestly thought The Dean of York was destined for the see of Leicester. Oxford may be?
Dunwich has sunk without trace.
Seeing so many Evangelicals being appointed gives me pause for thought.
His name makes me think of "Game of Episcopal Thrones..."
Rumour is that this man Snow is an Evangelical of the "celibacy the only option for gay clergy" type. Can anyone confirm or deny that?
In any case, we should be concerned at the stream of Evangelical or Evangelically trained people processing to bishoprics. This can only unbalance the character and outlook of the Church of England in a most disturbing way.
However good the suffragan you have to wonder how wise it is to appoint them, let them have just two years to get to know their diocese/area, its people & problems - and then promote them to diocesan elsewhere. (I believe Martyn Snow has been in the Gloucester diocese just two years) Or is there such a shortage of talent?
In answer to +Pete (post at 4.53 pm), while most of ancient Dunwich lies under the North Sea, there is still a Dunwich village and a church (St James's), built in 1820 because all but one of the other six churches in the parish were then under water and All Saints was about to suffer the same fate (it eventually fell over the cliff in 1919.) (The others were dedicated to St John, St Leonard, St Martin, St Nicholas and St Peter.)
Here in Suffolk we're still hoping for an announcement of the name of the new suffragan bishop before Christmas following the interviews held on 6 October 2015 (see my post on an earlier thread on this website), but we're not holding our breath!
This means Rachel will be appointing a suffragan! That'll be one to watch. (We can but hope.)
Legend has it that at certain tides church bells can still be heard beneath the waves off what remains of the Dunwich Coast. I wonder if they will ring out from under the sea when eventually the name of a new bishop for the Suffragan See is announced?
Looks like Dunwich has emerged from the brine.
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