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Out of the Question

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17 April 2015

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It puzzles me when I read your advertisements for clerical vacancies that there is such a diversity in the titles, such as Rector, Vicar, Priest-in-Charge, Priest-in-Charge (Vicarage & Half Stipend), Team Rector (Designate), Team Vicar, House for Duty, and Associate Priest (Stipendiary). Please would someone explain this diversity?

R. J.

Several recently appointed bishops (Hull, Stockport, Gloucester, St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, Guildford, Bradford) are married to other priests (and in one case to a bishop). Are there other bishops married to priests in the College of Bishops? What implications, if any, does this have for episcopal ministry? Do those implications differ if the bishop is a diocesan or suffragan? 

I pray to "God, through Jesus Christ our Lord". Is Jesus God the Proprietor's Submission Agent, the scrutineer, examiner, and censor whose nihil obstat and imprimatur rubber-stamps my prayer? D. H.

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