([London] Times) Jeffrey John is a ”Švote away”Š from being a Church of England Bishop

The Church of England is on the brink of appointing its first gay bishop.

The Dean of St Albans, Dr Jeffrey John, came within one vote of being recommended as the new Bishop of Exeter, The Times has learnt. The successful candidate to succeed the Right Rev Michael Langrish is to be announced soon.

This is thought to be the first time that Dr John has made the shortlist for a diocesan post, although he has been longlisted several times. It means that he is back on the “list” of candidates for bishoprics. Senior insiders believe that it is only a matter of time before he gets a diocesan post, with the money being on the liberal-catholic diocese of Europe.

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5 comments on “([London] Times) Jeffrey John is a ”Švote away”Š from being a Church of England Bishop

  1. tjmcmahon says:

    Having rid itself of most of its actual diocesan bishops (such as +Wright and +Nazir Ali), the CoE has launched several programs specifically designed to consecrate those who are not holders of the doctrine of the church, and seek to revise it to become more like TEC. Thus you will soon have Jeffrey John and 6 or 8 revisionist women replacing the last of the actual bishops of the CoE. Their vows to uphold the doctrine of the Church, and defend the faith as it has been received, will be utterly worthless, as the faith continues to fall before their personal political agendas.
    Were this not true (that bishops place their personal agendas ahead of the faith and the church) of the MAJORITY of the current house of “bishops:, the faith would have been guarded over the last 20 years, and the CoE would not be in the crisis it is in today.

  2. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    If he is on the list, it is because Archbishop Welby approved him.

  3. Michael+ says:

    What, other than his gay-ness, commend this man to the episcopate?

  4. MichaelA says:

    Don’t ask intelligent questions, #3. Its not done.

  5. MichaelA says:

    “…with the money being on the liberal-catholic diocese of Europe.”

    Now there is a harvest field ripe for Gafcon to send in workers.