*** DEBUG START ***
*** DEBUG END ***

‘Spiritual suicide of ordination’ — what rubbish!

by
23 January 2015

iStock

From the Revd Tim Gunter

Sir, - I have been reading the Church Times since 1955, and this is only the second time that I have been moved to write to you. I was saddened by the tone of the Back Page Interview (16 January) with Maggie Ross, and particularly by the reference to "the spiritual suicide of ordination".

Having served as a parish priest for 41 happy years, I have to ask what on earth she thinks she means; and, when the Church needs enthusiastic young priests, why you should publish such negative and idiosyncratic rubbish.

Tim Gunter
2 Hillstone Court
Malvern WR14 2TE

Letters to the editor

Letters for publication should be sent to letters@churchtimes.co.uk.

Letters should be exclusive to the Church Times, and include a full postal address. Your name and address will appear alongside your letter.

Forthcoming Events

6-7 September 2022
Preaching as Pilgrimage conference
From the College of Preachers.

27-28 September 2022
humbler church Bigger God conference
The HeartEdge Conference in Manchester includes the Theology Slam Live Final.

More events

The Church Times Archive

Read reports from issues stretching back to 1863, search for your parish or see if any of the clergy you know get a mention.

FREE for Church Times subscribers.

Explore the archive

Welcome to the Church Times

​To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four* articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)

*Until the end of June: we’re doubling the number of free articles to eight, to celebrate the publication of our Platinum Jubilee double issue.