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‘Spiritual suicide of ordination’ — what rubbish!

23 January 2015


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

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