Congratulations to, and prayers for the Very Revd Gregor Duncan, our new Bishop-elect following this morning’s Electoral Synod.
The Episcopal election seems to be the story that wasn’t – and the press are reporting it as an act of failure, either of Alison for not being elected, or our church for not electing the first woman. Its anoying, but understandable from their perspective – we failed to make history and headlines for them. But we dont need headlines, (although publicity and acknowledgement of our existance is good), we need a Bishop who will lead us through the next phase of life in this Diocese. Pray for Gregor as he prepares himself for the task ahead, and for Alison Peden and John Applegate as they continue in their various ministries.