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What it is that defines an English bishop

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13 December 2006

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From the Revd Alwyn H. G. Jones
Sir, — Andrew Brown (Press, 10 November) makes one inaccurate and another misleading statement.

Dr Michael Nazir-Ali was born in 1949, graduated from Karachi in 1970, and studied at Oxford and then Cambridge, where he lectured in theology while serving as an honorary curate in Ely diocese. He returned to Pakistan in 1976, and was consecrated Bishop of Raiwind in 1984. He came back to this country in 1986, and worked at Lambeth. He was General Secretary of CMS 1989-94.

Andrew Brown’s reference to his consecration should be to his enthronement. This makes Dr Nazir-Ali no more an English bishop than Dr Williams. If one is seeking to apply labels, this could, however, be said of Dr Sentamu, as his entire ordained ministry has been in England.
ALWYN H. G. JONES
1 Upper York Street
Bristol BS2 8NT

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