This victory for populism is a disaster
WHEN I heard that the Bishop of Burnley, the Rt Revd Philip North, was being translated to Sheffield, my first reaction was to text him my congratulations. I have known Philip for about 15 years, and we coincided for a few years on the Liturgical Commission. Although I knew that he was “unconvinced” that there was a case for women priests, he was very different from most of those I knew who opposed women’s ordination. He never absented himself when women presided at Commission eucharists; he ...
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