on Friday, 10 November 2017 at 5.25 pm by Peter Owen
categorised as Church of England, News
The Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, has announced that he will retire from 31 August 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Dobson. I agree. More theologian and Teachers , less managers.
…. and certainly not a Conservative Evangelical!