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Snub for the ‘permitted to officiate’

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02 November 2006

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From the Revd John Hawkins
Sir, — As an economy measure (which I am officially informed will save all of £510 per annum), my diocese has now stopped sending its monthly bulletin to the 200 or so clergy with permission to officiate, who by definition are still actively involved in liturgical duties (in my own case serving three local parishes in interregna) and therefore need to be kept informed of wider events. This mean-spirited act has taken place when the Church depends on us more than ever before.

JOHN HAWKINS
44 Castlemaine Avenue,
South Croydon CR2 7HR

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