Who has been writing letters?

Who has been writing to the Church Times? 

From the Letters page on November 30th

From the Revd Christopher Hartley

Sir, – The Bishops had spoken. Surely, the Catholic and traditional thing to do was to follow their lead.

Last week’s vote in the General Synod does nothing to enhance the opinion of the Church of England among the people of the country. The vote – and the repercussion of it – is an appalling example of Protestantism and congregationalism.

Do we have a gospel to proclaim, or are we so enthralled in the minutiae of the gender of our clergy that we lose sight of the Kingdom of God?

CHRISTOPHER HARTLEY
8 Bronte Street, Hulme, Manchester M15 6QL

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One Response to Who has been writing letters?

  1. Harry Matthews says:

    Interesting to note Prof. Philip Giddings of Reading University was the chairman during the vote from the House of Laity. He used his position to argue against women bishops. I personally find it astonishing a politics academic can wield such power, and discredit the Church in the process. I wonder whether to hold him responsible? I mean he certainly should step down. Did we not also see this in 2003 with Jeffrey Johns? That almost split the Church in two. It was such a media frenzy and instigated by Philip Giddings and Gang. I’m not sure what purpose such individual influence has in the overall scheme of things. It seems rather pathetic to me.

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