"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Ugandan-born Bishop Named Archbishop of York

An African evangelical has been named the new Archbishop of York. According to the BBC, "The Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Rev John Sentamu, has become the Church of England's first black archbishop. The Ugandan-born cleric takes over as Archbishop of York from Dr David Hope who quit in February to become a parish priest in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Bishop Sentamu said his appointment to the second-highest post in the Church of England was "an exciting prospect."The BBC's Profile of the Rt Rev John Sentamu is worth having a look at. The full BBC account may be found here.Posted by Hello


Blogger Father Nelson said...

This certainly gives us hope that grace can allow even lawyers to become holy priests. :-)

10:28 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

Unfortunately, he's not what the Archdiocese of York wanted, in that they asked for a conservative. "Apart from that" he seems alright - he was apparently well-disposed to Forward in Faithers in Birmingham.

One can only hope that he doesn't insist on being called Archbishop for York.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Barnabas said...

I'm really pleased with the appointment, a real sprirt lead man.

I look forward to hearing God speak through this man, just hope the Anglican church will listern to him!

3:51 PM  

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