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Saturday, 4 August 2018

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"Wonderful @3choirs opening service at @HFDCathedral today themed around women's suffrage. Women's words read and beautifully
 sung, powerful sermon from @BishopJuno. Privileged to be there."                            Source: Twitter @NikkiGroarke Jul 28

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30 comments:

  1. BishopJuno, "Any of you guys heard of a Nikki Groarke?"
    Sarah

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  2. "the others told me, you're auditioning for a part as a wizard in Harry Potter in this cloak?"

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  3. "OK guys, after three … 'For she's a jolly good bishop ...'"

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  4. "Does my bum look big in this?

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    1. "Good Lord, no, of course not June. How could he? He's only 4'11" and anyway, you left him in the Deanery. Didn't you?"

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  5. "Come on Bishopette, you should know better than to air your dirty linen in public!"

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  6. Hi Ho! Hi Ho! it's off to church we go.

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  7. Bishop to Bishop....

    'Do you think Jesus would approve of this ridiculous nonsense?'

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  8. AB Is it true that from Christmas 2018 Joanna Penberthy plans to forbid retired clergy aged 80+ from celebrating?
    Rob

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    1. This may help. AB
      https://stdavids.churchinwales.org.uk/news/2018/05/a-new-kind-of-ministry/

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  9. The Episcopal Enclosure on Hereford Gold Cope (sorry Cup) Day: two bishops study form before placing their bets as to who will be the next filly to be appointed as a bishop, whilst the Bishop of Llandaff prepares to draw the winning name from her mitre.

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  10. Thank you AB. I had seen that. If true, it is sad. I know 80 year old priests with higher intellects and greater alertness than this woman playing at being a bishop. some churches have written to her to protest. Those with a true vocation did not receive it from her, nor can SHE who must be obeyed remove it by her fiat. It's about time the archdeacons of St David's uttered a protest. As if they'd dare!
    Rob the rebellious

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  11. What is your coping strategy for absentee cathedral personnel? DPM.

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  12. Bishop praying alone: "O Lord, how did we get ourselves into this mess?"

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    1. How get you here you ask? The the wheels fell of the wagon in 1997 (www.scandal and offence.com and www.gowermasterblog-Fantasy Island.com and the blessed www.Llandaf Chester Chronicle.com 2009? RIP its editor).

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    2. Alternative caption: The Actress and the Bishops

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  13. Surely Joanna Penberthy cannot really be guilty of such AGEISM in allegedly intending to deny priests of eighty the chance of celebrating the Holy Eucharist? Surely not? That would be such a monstrous action unworthy of a Christian let alone the spiritual leader of a large diocese. Let her deny it, please, swiftly. We know that one archdeacon from St David's diocese reads this blog if not Joanna Penberthy herself.
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    James

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  14. Quite so James except that Mrs Penberthy is not the spiritual leader of a large Welsh diocese as she has demonstrated on a number of occasions. Whether her "monstrous action unworthy of a Christian" is true or not she is not worthy of the prayers or patronage of Dewi Sant.

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    1. Watchman, you may not be eighty yet, but many retired priests wish to continue celebrating and exercising a ministry in their retirement. We have not lost our marbles, you know. Rather the contrary, we have more time than the average priest to read, reflect, pray and prepare sermons - as you may come to think also as you grow older. What is being attributed to Joanna Penberthy is insufferable, unforgiveable, outdated ageism. After all 80 is the new 60!
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    2. The girls are all for inclusivity - except when it suits them to be as narrow-minded as is necessary to recreate the Church in their own image and likeness. For 'Joanna' read 'Barry.' I would have thought this is open to a legal challenge. In the meantime, some of us will be studiously ignoring this latest diktat from the Abergwyli politburo and inviting our local retired clergy, regardless of age, to exercise their priestly ministry. This is just another example of Protestant myopia: that priesthood is purely about function. Her theology is as abysmal as her Welsh. Arglwydd trugahar.

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    3. Brothers and sisters, rumours wafting across diocesan boundaries on the wind reckon that, next month (September), Mrs Penberthy's scandalous behaviour towards one of her clergy is about to come out in a tribunal. That one is going to be a story for Martin Shipton. If I were he, I would be booking my seat right now. According to the same rumours, His Grace, John Cambrensis will not get involved because it is going to get very messy, and he doesn't want to be left with egg on his face. So who knows, Her Ladyship of Abergwili may not be there much longer to prevent the over-80 year olds functioning as priests!!

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  15. Alwyn from Abertawe7 August 2018 at 16:02

    Back to the captions... "You don't think Boris Johnson was referring to me when he wrote about women in ridiculous clothing, do you?"

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  16. Whoah James! We are on the same side and for the record I am nearer 80 than 70 and am as outraged as you are by Mrs Penberthy's antics.

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    1. Watchman: Happy 80th! when it comes. I just hope you are not under Joanna's eye and omnipotent hand.
      James

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  17. Alwyn from Abertawe7 August 2018 at 20:45

    Back to the captions... "You don't really think Boris was referring to me when he wrote that piece about women wearing ridiculous clothing, do you"?

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  18. Very well Alwyn. How about this caption? " Pull yourself together man - You look like a pair of curtains and don't try to deflect me with all that chauvinistic Jesus stuff. He was only a man and has no place in a function like this."

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  19. Joanna nor her archdeacons have not had the gumption/courage to respond: a pity!
    Bob

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