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Monday, 1 September 2014

Personal cost


Photo: Nathaniel Ramanaden

From the Church in Wales web site (here), "History was made in St Asaph on Sunday 31 August as Bishop Gayle Harris from the United States became the first Anglican woman bishop to preside and preach in a Welsh Cathedral.

Bishop Gayle, who is Suffragen (sic) Bishop of Massachusetts, led the service at 11am, both preaching and leading the Eucharist. She is in Wales to attend the “Crossing the Threshold” conference in Cardiff – a conference to mark the change in church law in Wales which means women can become bishops.

Invited by the Bishop of St Asaph to preach at the Cathedral, Bishop Gayle spoke about being a follower of Christ in her sermon, explaining that discipleship isn’t easy and involves personal cost." 

She can say that again!

11 comments:

  1. I can't decide which of the two looks more grotesque!

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    1. To be fair, I'd say the one on the right. The glutton. Hasn't he heard of 'Slimming World'?

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  2. That just screams for a caption contest. When the Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori came to England in 2000 she was told she could not wear her mitre in Southwark Cathedral. I guess that restriction was not placed in Wales.

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  3. Wow I bet he likes his pies!

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  4. She should have preached about the sin of Gluttony!

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    1. Wow, when did Christopher Biggins become a bishop?

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  5. I've been pondering if Bishop Gayle made the mitre herself or if it was a hand-me-down, which may explain why it appears to slip down to the ears.

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  6. "She needs a smaller hat or a bigger hyead . . . "

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  7. Poor Gregory. He looks quite ill at ease with the whole thing. Probably because, until the Bill becomes a Canon, what happened in St Asaph is uncanonical. That's precisely why ++Rowan instructed Jefferts Schori to remove her mitre in Southwark, because a woman bishop presiding at the Eucharist is uncanonical until it becomes canonical. And, in Wales, that wasn't the case on 31 August.

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    1. He's probably worried that she's heard about his £16k 'discretionary' fund and wants to tap into it!

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