Publication of the Review into the nomination and subsequent withdrawal of Bishop Philip North

St Mark’s welcomes the publication of the Review by Sir Philip Mawer into the nomination and subsequent withdrawal of Bishop Philip North as Bishop of Sheffield.  It clearly outlines several shortcomings which contributed to the events which took place in the spring but refuses to apportion blame. The report states, “the story of what happened in respect to the Sheffield nomination is not populated by villains but by people who were simply seeking to do their best according to their own understanding of their responsibilities and in the light of their Christian convictions.”  The full report and appendices can be found here: www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2017/09/independent-reviewer’s-report-on-see-of-sheffield-published.aspx and a short article will be printed in the next edition of the Messenger.

We continue to commit ourselves to a fuller understanding of the diversity of the Church and the part which we play within it.

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