THE Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, paid
tribute to the Bishop of Burnley, the Rt Revd John
Goddard, who is retiring this month. Bishop Goddard had the
"rare honour" of being ordained minister, deacon, priest, bishop,
canon, and canon emeritus, Dr Sentamu said. "One of his endearing
characteristics was his passion for DIY - there was nothing he
wouldn't turn his hand to."
Bishop Goddard had always had a passion for the poor, and lived
out the "social implications of the gospel", Dr Sentamu said.
With a vintage Morris Minor and a canal boat to tinker with, he
was sure to be kept busy in retirement, Dr Sentamu said.
The Archbishop of Canterbury bade farewell to
the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd John Pritchard. The
Archbishop joked that it was "very seldom that 22 years after
someone was one's supervisor that one has the opportunity for an
extended period of reflection ON their ministry". He suggested that
one of the "mafias" in the Synod comprised those who were taught by
He said: "John has been distinguished not only with remarkable
work in education, but also in his demonstration that the core of a
bishop's ministry is within his diocese. He will be greatly