INSTEAD of spending so much time and energy discussing the ordination of women as bishops in the C of E we should seriously consider the effect of our internal wranglings upon those outside
the church, who expect Christians
to set an example of peace and
In the words of William Temple, one of our greatest Archbishops of Canterbury during the last century, the church is the only organisation which exists for the sake of those who are not yet its members.
The newly-appointed Bishop
of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner has spoken of his eagerness to
learn more about the church’s mission here in Sussex in which we shall be engaging together in the coming days.
Let us hope we can respond by laying aside our differences.
(Rev) John Brown