Comments: Philip Hesketh to be next Dean of Rochester

Fr David, I think Rose Hudson – Wilkin would be an outstanding choice. Fr Paul

Posted by Paul D Dean at Friday, 26 February 2016 at 3:46pm GMT

An excellent choice. If Dr Hesketh had been chosen the last time this post became vacant, as many in the diocese were hoping, they wouldn't have had to repeat the exercise so soon.

Posted by Malcolm Dixon at Friday, 26 February 2016 at 6:49pm GMT

I love the biography - especially that bit about pig-keeping!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 26 February 2016 at 11:43pm GMT

On his appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury the Press made much ado with regard to Robert Runcie's keeping of rare Berkshire pigs. Although once he moved from St Albans to Lambeth I very much doubt if he had much time to devote to being a Swineherd.
The Swineherd of Stow is given great prominence on the North pinnacle on the West Front of Lincoln cathedral - St. Hugh occupies the South pinnacle. I believe that the humble Swineherd is currently undergoing restoration. What an honour to be given so lofty acclaim.

Posted by Father David at Saturday, 27 February 2016 at 8:44am GMT
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