Friday, 13 July 2007

Chelmsford ordinand blocked over dispute with bishop

AN ORDINAND in the Diocese of Chelmsford withdrew from his ordination ceremony at the eleventh hour after a theological dispute with his Bishop over homosexuality could not be resolved.

Richard Wood was due to be ordained deacon at Chelmsford Cathedral at Petertide, but stood down after he said his conscience would not allow him to share Communion with the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev John Gladwin, because of his patronage of the gay campaign group Changing Attitude. Read more

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