The Portal April 2017 - Page 11

THE P RTAL April 2017 A Sad Affair The Revd Paul Benfield gives a view on Bishop Philip North from within the Church of England Page 11 Anglican News O n 31st January the following announcement was made from 10, Downing Street, ‘The Queen has approved the nomination of the Right Reverend Philip John North, MA, Suffragan Bishop of Burnley, in the diocese of Blackburn, for election as Bishop of Sheffield in succession to the Right Reverend Steven John Lindsey Croft, MA, PhD, on his translation to the See of Oxford on 6th July 2016.’ This announcement followed the usual process for appointing a diocesan bishop. The Vacancy in See Committee of the vacant diocese draws W&fRbFPF6W6RBW'67V6f6FB6VV7G26bG2V&W"F6W'fRFP7&v֖F26֗GFVRF&6Fvr7G&VW@V6VBFB&6Ɨ0( vFG&vf"W'6&V6266WF6Rb2֖F'FP7&v֖F26֗762FRWB&6b6VffVBFP&6&6b&vGVR6W'6P7V&֗BFRRbFW&FfP6FFFRf"F2F6W6R( FW6R6vFFR6VG&V&W'2bFR42v&RFRGv2v7FFVVB&6Ɨ6BFBFP&6&62F&VRV&W'2VV7FVB'FRW6Pb6W&wbFRvVW&7BBF&VRV&W'2Ww2b2֖F2VƖ6FVB7G&r&V7FVV7FVB'FRW6RbGbFRvVW&7BvFFRF6W6RB6R&V2bFRvFW"6W&6FR6֗7627FffVB'FR&6&6>( RvVB㠥6V7&WF'f"FVG2BFR&R֖7FW.( 0( FW&R26V&ǒV6F&RFRv@FVG26V7&WF'গBV2FF6w&VRvVBFƗfRvFFVv6FffW&V6RFR6W&6bVvBFR6֗76VWG2BV7BGv6660FRvǒFfGVƗ6VBGW&RbFRGF60F66FW"V6f67BG2FVƖ&W&F2&PWRfR&VVWG&VVǒ&BF&V.( খFW'7W'6VBvFv'6B&W"gFW"6'FƗ7@2&VVG&vWF6Rv&RB&RfFVBFFR&6&6b&6B27FFVVB( F0VWFrvW&RFW&RFW'fWvVBগ2W'6FV66v6VFW'7FBB6Fǐ&FW"f"6FFFRF&R֖FVBR"66WBvWfW"vB2VVBF&6Ɨ6RW7B6V7W&RBV7BGvF&G2bFRfFW2FR6V&ǒFW2B&VfV7BFR6WGFVVBVFW"v6GvRbFRf'7B66R26V6FVBFFR&RBbV'2vFR6W&6bVvBgVǐ֖7FW"v7V&֗G2FRRFFRVVVf"BFV66fVǒVVBW&FW'2b֖7G'FVBvV&f*FRFVBb&6Ɨv2GF6VB'6RvFFRF6W6Rb6VffVBB'FW'0Fǒ6VFrFRFVb6&7B6W&6f&B&fW76"'GW&7B2vfR6VW&7v26"btD4vV@FR6W&6FW&wVVBFB&6vv2&6bFP66WGV&W"bf'v&BfFBvFB@&FvV&W7G26VBB&RF6W6&6FW&wVVBFBR6VBB&Rf7W2bVG66RRvVBB66WB"&V6VfRFR67&VF֖7G'b2vV&W7G2गB6FR6֗FVBFWGVfW&6sFBF6Rv( w&VG2bFVv66f7F&RV&RF&V6VfRFR֖7G'bvV&60"&W7G2v6FVRF&RvFFR7V7G'V`FV6rBG&FFbFRvƖ66VFR6W&6bVvB&V26֗GFVBFV&ƖrFVFfW&6vFG2ƖfRB7G'V7GW&W2FW&Rv&R6FVrFV&FRFR6֖rF0BvVV2BW762F&RV&VBrFBV&p֖vBf&B7&RW2F7B26W&6W FVƖw2vFRFW"BrvVvRF6w&VRFF6w&VR6&7Fǒ&VV&W&rBFW2F@W"FVFG26&7BR(