Jan 15, 2012

THE ARCHBISHOPS OF CANTERBURY and YORK TO BE EXPOSED PUBLICLY/LEGALLY? The Very Reverend Jeffrey John victim of demeaning, prejudice and discrimination at The Church of England/Crown Nominations Commission?

¨The Very Rev Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans, has instructed an eminent employment lawyer to complain to Church officials after being rejected for the role of Bishop of Southwark.¨
¨...Dr John was at the centre of a storm in 2003 when forced to step down as Bishop of Reading by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams after it became known that he was in a gay, though celibate, relationship. The furore fuelled a bitter civil war within the Anglican Church that has dominated Dr Williams’s decade in office.

The dean was again a cause of infighting in 2010 when he was a candidate for Bishop of Southwark. A respected theologian and former canon at Southwark Cathedral, he had strong backing from senior Church liberals and it was said even David Cameron was supportive.

But the Crown Nominations Commission, whose members are responsible for selecting bishops and include Dr Williams, appointed another candidate. Dr John was said to be furious and his supporters’ anger was stoked by a memo by another member of the commission, the late Dean of Southwark Colin Slee, claiming Dr Williams was one of those who tried to ‘wreck’ Dr John’s chances...¨ please read it all,

·  Thanks to Jonathan Petre
·  Thanks to The Very Reverend Jeffrey John
·  Thanks to The Daily Mail, United Kingdom

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