Join Us In Celebrating Bishop John Shelby Spong On His 90th Birthday, Wednesday June 16th

Beloved and world-renowned, John Shelby Spong, whose books have sold more than a million copies, was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for 24 years before his retirement in 2001. His admirers acclaim him as a teaching bishop who makes contemporary theology accessible to the ordinary layperson — he’s considered the champion of an inclusive faith by many, both inside and outside the Christian church.

From 1991 to his retirement in 2017, Bishop Spong wrote a weekly newsletter for a growing global audience calling for a fundamental rethinking of Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines. has managed his newsletters and essays since 2011 - now under the Progressing Spirit umbrella, you can find the archive at

PCN Britain and its many members and groups will have fond memories of Jack’s visits to the UK and together we give thanks for ways in which he has enabled thousands, if not millions of people to find a fresh understanding of Christianity fit for this third millennium. On the occasion of this significant birthday we wish Jack good health and happiness and we also send our love and greetings to Christine, Jack‘s beloved wife.

We encourage you to send him your best wishes on this his 90th birthday. Please address them to and they will all be forwarded to Bishop Spong.

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