Saturday, 26 January 2013

David Hope sermon

David Hope, the former Archbishop of York preached at yesterday’s consecration of Glyn Webster as the Bishop of Beverley. The full text of his sermon is online here.

Minster FM has a report of the sermon - Former Archbishop of York Attacks Church Bureaucracy - but there is much more in the sermon than that so do read the full text.

There are photographs of the consecration here, although they are muddled up with ones of the announcement of the appointment last August.

Posted by Peter Owen on Saturday, 26 January 2013 at 10:57am GMT | TrackBack
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Now that is a sermon! A pleasure to read. Mary Magdalen apostles' apostle. And Richard Holloway ! Full colour here - no grey.

Posted by: Laurence Roberts on Saturday, 26 January 2013 at 12:29pm GMT

Now that's what I call a sermon - full marks to Bishop Hope for such a mighty and inspirational word.
How lovely to see so many bishops there to consecrate and support the new Bishop of Beverley.
Go to it Bishop Glyn and hearty congratulations on your elevation to the episcopate as the Northern Province's third PEV.

Posted by: Father David on Saturday, 26 January 2013 at 11:30pm GMT

David Hope the best Archbishop of Canterbury we never had.

When you where in office there was Hope.

I wish there were a few more like him.

Posted by: Malcolm on Sunday, 27 January 2013 at 8:16am GMT

I also thought it a great sermon and find it intensely significant that two such opposed persons (in some ways) as Laurence Roberts and Father David should each acclaim it. Proof for me of the continuing validity - indeed, the absolute necessity - of Anglican pluralism. Or as Laurence so well puts it (and I invite Father David to follow him): 'full colour here - no grey'. As for Bishop Glyn himself, he has his own views (acknowledged, even supported, by Bishop David), but he is also on record as rejecting 'a church within a church'. So also Bishop David himself. 'Living with disagreement'. Absolutely - and absolutely inevitable.

Posted by: John on Sunday, 27 January 2013 at 7:00pm GMT

John's preferred option 'Living with disagreement' needs to be seen in proper context. If this were, for instance, compared with Saint Peter's initial early insistence that new male Christian needed to be circumcised (equivalent, say, with Anglicans insisting that bishops need to be male); would this prejudice still need to be accommodated in the ongoing life of the Church?

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Sunday, 27 January 2013 at 8:20pm GMT

Indeed John, a full spectrum is much more preferable to fifty shades of grey. Trouble is we seem to be intent on dividing ourselves into monochrome black and white and not allowing one another to shew all the colours of the rainbow.

Posted by: Father David on Monday, 28 January 2013 at 4:25am GMT

Glad to see you're keeping up with your reading, Father David!

Posted by: John on Monday, 28 January 2013 at 8:52am GMT

'allowing one another to shew all the colours of the rainbow.'

Posted by: Father David on Monday, 28 January 2013 at 4:25

David you are -if I may say so- a pretty 'colourful prelate' / cove yourself !

I have come to enjoy your contributions, to a not inconsiderable extent.

Posted by: Laurence Roberts on Monday, 28 January 2013 at 11:54pm GMT
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