The appointment of Philip North as Bishop of Blackburn

Some further thoughts on the appointment of Philip North from various sources.

The statement from WATCH outlines their concerns at this appointment and what it may mean for clergy and parishioners within the Diocese.

The Chair of WATCH, Martine Oborne writes in The Guardian, Why are female clergy cheering for a bishop who doesn’t believe in female priests?

Philip North says that Blackburn has “worked out how to make mutual flourishing work” as reported by The Church Times.

Mutual flourishing refers to the Five Guiding Principles agreed by the Church of England in 2014.

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