Comments: Bishop of Derby announces his retirement

One of the very few bishops to go right to the wire - the eve of his 70th birthday (although he could actually have gone on until the eve of his 71st birthday - still being 70!). Best wishes for a long, happy and healthy retirement.

Posted by Father David at Saturday, 11 November 2017 at 8:11am GMT

I too wish Dr Redfern well in his retirement. But what of Mrs. Redfern? Will she be retiring as well? I think we should be told.

Posted by Malcolm Dixon at Saturday, 11 November 2017 at 2:48pm GMT

Malcolm Dixon raises an important question. When I read this item, I said to myself, 'let's hope his retirement residence is not within commuting distance of the Wash House.' I think the C of E is more than ready for a change of approach to senior appointments, and we have had rather too long of the former British Gas method, and (what seems like) its associated fortress mentality.

Posted by Mike Dobson at Saturday, 11 November 2017 at 4:58pm GMT

Mike Dobson. I agree. More theologian and Teachers , less managers.

Posted by Malcolm at Saturday, 11 November 2017 at 6:59pm GMT

.... and certainly not a Conservative Evangelical!

Posted by Father David at Sunday, 12 November 2017 at 4:39am GMT
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