Hereford is set to be without a bishop for 12 months when Anthony ‘homophobe’ Priddis steps down in September.
Due to a large number of bishops announcing their retirement elsewhere it will take another year to appoint Priddis’ successor.
Unsurprisingly, the traffic will keep flowing, the buses will carry on running late and the rain will continue to fall.
Once upon a time the Church of England was a mighty institution that could manipulate government and its parishioners.
These days—like Christianity as a whole—it is a total irrelevance as more and more people ignore the ‘word of the lord’ and take their moral guidance from family and friends.
No one will notice or care that Hereford is bishopless, and we’d be better off not appointing a new one at all.