Bishop of Stafford welcomes NHS Trust
THE Bishop of Stafford, the Rt Revd Geoff Annas, said on
Wednesday that he agreed with the decision by the Health Secretary,
Jeremy Hunt, to dissolve the scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire NHS
Trust. Bishop Annas said, however, that the Church stood with the
people of Stafford in opposing any attempt to move maternity
services to another hospital elsewhere.
Scottish Christians grapple with independence
THE Church of Scotland released a report on Wednesday about the
independence referendum, the result of a 12-month consultation. The
Church said that it was neutral on independence, but it urged its
members to keep social justice at the centre of the debate.
Separately, the group Christians For Independence was launched on
Monday. Its convener, David Thompson MSP, said that he believed
that a self-governing Scotland would build a more just society.
Correction. A replica of The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo,
made from sweets, is actually on display at St Pancras Church, not
Old St Pancras Church as we reported last week.