… and some slightly more important news.
So says Eternity Newspaper,
After a decade as the principal of Moore Theological College in Sydney, Dr John Woodhouse has announced he will retire at the beginning of next year.
Dr Woodhouse said in an official statement “there is nothing dramatic in this decision. It is simply my judgment about what is best for the College at this time”.
Dr Woodhouse remains positive about Moore College – which trains men and women for ordination in Sydney Anglican parishes as well as for ministry positions elsewhere – calling his years of service “nothing but a privilege”.
“The faculty in my opinion is second to none,” he told Eternity, “and that’s the key.”
Anglican commentator and blogger Rev David Ould told Eternity there will probably be some “overlap” between the candidates for Archbishop and the next principal of Moore Theological College.
“After Peter Jensen, I’m sure the diocese will be quite keen to have a theologian again as archbishop – that’s quite possible – in which case some of the likely candidates for principal of Moore College are, just by implication, also candidates for archbishop.”
Rev Ould suggests the retirement of the Moore College principal marks the start of an era of change for the Sydney diocese. “It’s part of a generational change that’s happening in the diocese over the next two or three years. And it will reflect the beginning of that generational change.”