An excellent editorial in the Church of England Newspaper concerning the appointment of Jeffrey Johns as Dean of St Albans Cathedral. The paper makes the obvious point that this appointment, at this time, is “irresponsible”. They’re not wrong in saying that. But they understate the issue.
The appointment is deliberately divisive. The Eames Commission is still meeting and it has been understood that there would be a moratorium until the Commission had reported.
So what’s going on now?
2 important questions need to be asked?
1 Why are the liberals pushing their agenda again, so soon and before the Commission has reported back?
2 Why has Canterbury not done anything to stop it? It is inconceivable that he would have been unaware that the appointment had been considered.