Wednesday, July 04, 2012

An Anglican Species Become Extinct

Last month saw the death of ‘Lonesome George’, the last Pinta Island tortoise.

Next month sees the departure of another ‘last of his kind’, Wallace Benn, the Suffragan Bishop of Lewes in the Diocese of Chichester, who is the only surviving Conservative Evangelical bishop in England who takes the traditionalist line on the ordination and consecration of women.

In fact, Benn was the last such to be appointed, when he took up his present post in 1997. Since then there has been not a single appointment of an evangelical with the same views.

Now those of us watching the debate on the consecration of women cannot help but take note of this fact. Read more

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