Bishop John Packer says Church ”˜could survive split with state’

THE Bishop of Ripon and Leeds has played down the significance of the Church of England being disestablished.

The Rt Rev John Packer, whose sprawling diocese includes Leeds, Harrogate, Ripon and Richmond, is backing the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who contends that a separation would not be such a major step.

The bishops’ comments come after it was recently reported that Labour was pressing for a state split from the church.

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One comment on “Bishop John Packer says Church ”˜could survive split with state’

  1. A Senior Priest says:

    Well, since the CoE’s church buildings and most of its endowments could reasonably be construed to belong to the State, I wonder what they would survive on when the pie is divvied up.

    The man is delusional. Typical of the hierarchy of this poorly-led church.