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UK news in brief

31 August 2012


Canon Webster to become Bishop of Beverley

THE Chancellor and Acting Dean of York Minster, Canon Glyn Webster (above, left, with the Archbishop of York), has been appointed Suffragan Bishop of Beverley, Provincial Episcopal Visitor for the Northern Province. He will succeed the Rt Revd Martyn Jarrett, who is resigning on 30 September. Canon Webster, who is 61, trained at Cranmer Hall, Durham, and has served all his ministry in the diocese of York. He is the Prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation of York.

Bishop Roger White mourned

A RETIRED Episcopal Bishop of Milwaukee, the Rt Revd Roger White, has died at the age of 71. Born in Yorkshire, Bishop White was ordained in the Church of England, and moved to the Episcopal Church in the United States in 1969. In 1989, he was among the religious leaders who escorted the exiled Lutheran Bishop Medardo Gomez back to his home parish in El Salvador, in the middle of its civil war.

WATCH recommends deletion of clause

THE campaigning group WATCH has responded to the consultation paper on legislation for women bishops (News, 27 July) by calling for the complete removal of clause 5(1)(c) from the draft Measure. Its submission disagrees with the reasons given by the Archbishop of Canterbury for the clause, and states: "Opposition to the priestly or episcopal ministry of women is based foundationally upon theologies of gender."


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