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Emma Ineson to be next Bishop of Penrith

Press release from Number 10

Queen approves appointment of Suffragan Bishop of Penrith
Reverend Dr Emma Gwynneth Ineson, BA, MPhil, PhD, is nominated to the Suffragan See of Penrith.

Published 9 May 2018
From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Dr Emma Gwynneth Ineson, BA, MPhil, PhD, Principal of Trinity College, Bristol, to the Suffragan See of Penrith, in the Diocese of Carlisle in succession to the Right Reverend Robert John Freeman, BSc, MA, who resigned on the 5 April 2018.

Carlisle diocesan announcement: The Rev’d Dr Emma Ineson named as new Bishop of Penrith
This states that Dr Ineson will be consecrated on 27 February 2019.

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If there is ever a reprint of Richard Watson’s book then there will now have to be a title change from “Mitred Men in Cumbria”.

Sqn Ldr Alan Birt
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Sqn Ldr Alan Birt

Some good news ! Here we have a story which brightens the spirit in between the gloom, doom, and despondency news which seems to be the norm.

My congratulations to her.

Sqn Ldr Alan Birt
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Stanley Monkhouse
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Good wishes to Dr Ineson. I hope she enjoys the Cumbrian character, though when I was growing up in the Eden Valley in the 50s and 60s most of the locals were chapel, as was I. If anyone wants a copy of Watson’s book, I’ve finished with mine. As they say in Cumberland (I’m a native) yer cun hev it f’nowt. Email me.

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Perhaps the new Bishop of Penrith might like your copy of “Mitred Men of Cumbria” so that she can swot up on all her predecessors prior to her arrival in Cumberland, Westmorland and North Lancashire? Perhaps, most interesting of them all was Herbert Sidney Pelham the last Bishop of Barrow-in-Furness(1926-1944) who “became very much a ‘persona’ in the southern part of the diocese. So much in fact, that due also to his personal characteristics he became a mini-Diocesan” So, the decision was made to revive the suffragan see of Penrith with the appointment of Grandage Edwards Powell in 1939, Pelham… Read more »

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Dr Ineson will, I believe, make an excellent choice for bishop. She is warm and empathetic, theological thinker and communicator.
She also has the courage and steel to meet the challenges that she will face. Many will miss her at Trinity but Penrith will be blessed and I hope so will Emma and her family.

Stanley Monkhouse
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David, my memories are of Thomas Bloomer and Cyril Bulley. I have a copy of recollections of Bloomer by Walter Ewbank, but I’m not keen to let that go. It’s very amusing. As with the present diocesan, Bulley was transferred from suffragan to diocesan in the same diocese. Like my maternal grandfather in Kirkoswald (Stanley Cranson, butcher), he had a face like a doorknocker. Or possibly a walnut. So it seemed to this adolescent who had recently defected from chapel to church.

Father David
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Stanley, it’s a very rare event for a suffragan to become diocesan within the same diocese. I remember Archdeacon Walter Ewebank in retirement, he came to my church to officiate at the funeral of Sir John Burgess, he of the Cumberland News. Walter Ewebank was, of course, the nephew of that great ecclesiastical eccentric F A Simpson and contributed a chapter entitled “The Cumberland Connections of F A Simpson” to the book “A Last Eccentric” which was edited by Eric James.During my time in the Carlisle diocese the Diocesan bishop was David Halsey.

Laurence Cunnington
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Laurence Cunnington

I see that Dr Ineson is a supporter of Living Out, the ‘No Sex, Please – You’re Living with Same-Sex Attraction’ group. I doubt, therefore, that the See of Penrith will see much in the way of “radical new Christian inclusion” in the foreseeable future.

http://www.livingout.org/who-supports-us

Stanley Monkhouse
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Mr Cunnington: since I wasn’t interested in cricket, football or farming, there was every reason for me to get out of Cumberland as soon as possible. I did. I’m not sure that much has changed, though the Eden Valley is more “Cotswoldised” now than it was then, before a decent rail service and the M6. It pains me to say this, but I suspect that in terms of “radical new Christian inclusion” Dr Ineson will fit in perfectly, both sociologically and ecclesiastically.

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“I see that Dr Ineson is a supporter of Living Out, the ‘No Sex, Please – You’re Living with Same-Sex Attraction’ group. I doubt, therefore, that the See of Penrith will see much in the way of “radical new Christian inclusion” in the foreseeable future.” Easy to say others should live without companionship or sex when one exempts oneself from those sacrifices. The theology for/against female ordination largely parallels that for same sex marriage: both are against a strict, literal reading of the Bible and rely upon a purposeful reading regarding equality and welcome. I find it hypocritical if a… Read more »

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Kate, arguably the views of a suffragan bishop have less influence than those of the principal of a theological college.