Bishop John, Bishop of Oxford, is retiring

The Oxford Times: Bishop John Bishop John

THE Bishop of Oxford is going to retire later this year, after holding the post for more than seven years.

Bishop John, 66, will retire on October 31, to move to Richmond in north Yorkshire with his wife, Wendy.

He said: “This has been a hugely difficult decision to make, but I believe it is time for a new chapter.

“I do this with very mixed feelings, inevitably. The truth is there’s never a good time to go. But I feel that the diocese is in good heart.”

He said that he wanted to spend more time with his family, and have “a slower pace of ministry”.

It is not yet known when Bishop John’s replacement will be chosen, but Bishop Colin will be acting-Diocesan.

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1:00pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Andy of jericho says...

Good. A fatuous ninny in the worst C of E style
Good. A fatuous ninny in the worst C of E style Andy of jericho
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1:54pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Shaun the Faun says...

Andy of jericho wrote:
Good. A fatuous ninny in the worst C of E style
Have you ever met the man? Read any of his books? Heard any of his sermons?

I've met several bishops... Bishop John is truly one of the good guys!
[quote][p][bold]Andy of jericho[/bold] wrote: Good. A fatuous ninny in the worst C of E style[/p][/quote]Have you ever met the man? Read any of his books? Heard any of his sermons? I've met several bishops... Bishop John is truly one of the good guys! Shaun the Faun
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