Appointment of the Bishop of Blackburn: Statement from The Society

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Bishop Tony Robinson, Chairman of The Society’s Council of Bishops, has responded to the announcement of the appointment of the Bishop of Blackburn: “I am delighted that the Church of England has stood by its Five Guiding Principles in appointing the next Bishop of Blackburn. Bishop Philip, as a suffragan bishop in that diocese, has amply demonstrated that he can minister effectively to people and parishes of all traditions and he will make an excellent diocesan bishop. Moreover, his flair for mission and for communication is a great asset for the Church as a whole. We wish Bishop Philip well and pray for him as he prepares to take up this important role.”