Praise for appointment of traditionalist as next bishop for Sheffield

Welcoming the news of the appointment of the next Bishop of Sheffield on behalf of The Society, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Chairman of the Council of Bishops, said:

‘On behalf of The Society, its bishops, priests, deacons, readers, religious and lay people, I am delighted that Bishop Philip North has been chosen by representatives of the Diocese of Sheffield and the national Church to be the next Bishop of Sheffield.

This appointment shows the commitment of the Church of England to live within the Five Guiding Principles. Bishop Philip has shown a strong commitment to them in his own ministry, and has worked for the flourishing of clergy and parishes of all traditions in the Diocese of Blackburn.

Bishop Philip can be assured of our prayers and full support as he prepares to take up this new challenge. We will also pray for the Diocese of Sheffield as they welcome him and support him.’

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