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Bishop of Dorchester to retire

The area bishop of Dorchester in the diocese of Oxford, the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, has announced he will retire on 4 October 2020. Details are on the diocesan website.

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Jayne Ozanne
Jayne Ozanne
10 months ago

The Church of England owes +Colin a huge debt of gratitude- not only did he ‘hold the fort’ of one of the largest diocese for one of the longest Vacancies, but did so without hardly any of the benefits of being a Diocesan.

He has been a firm and outspoken ally of the LGBT+ community, agreeing to write the Foreword to Journeys in Grace & Truth.

He will be sorely missed by many of us in the Oxford Diocese.

Father Ron Smith
10 months ago
Reply to  Jayne Ozanne

The Church of England can ill afford to lose such bishops.

Philip Cochrane
Philip Cochrane
10 months ago

I heartily concur with what Jayne has said – +Colin has been a wonderful pastoral Bishop who, despite his extraordinary workload, managed to always be present when needed. Wise, Godly with an entrepreneurial flair and a twinkle in his eye.

Tracey norton
Tracey norton
9 months ago

I wish Colin and Sarah all the best.

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