Skip to comments.Sarah Mullally Appointed [Anglican] Bishop of London
Posted on 12/18/2017 6:25:13 PM PST by marshmallow
Former nurse appointed to third highest position in C of E says she respects those who object to appointment of a woman
A woman has been appointed as the bishop of London, the third position in the Church of England, in a move that delighted campaigners for gender equality but is likely to dismay conservatives in the church.
Sarah Mullally, the bishop of Crediton, has been appointed the 133rd bishop of London, Downing Street announced. She will automatically take a seat in the House of Lords and the post-holder is traditionally dean of the royal chapels.
At a press conference at St Pauls Cathedral, Mullally said she was delighted and slightly terrified at her appointment. She was careful to reach out across theological divisions within the church in her first comments after the announcement, and said she wanted to serve people of faith and no faith.
Before becoming a priest, she worked as a nurse in NHS hospitals in the capital, including St Thomas and the Royal Marsden, and became chief nursing officer in 1999. She was ordained as a priest in 2001 and made a dame in recognition of her services to nursing in 2005.
It is a great honour to be nominated to the see of London. Having lived and worked in London for over 32 years, the thought of returning here is about returning home, she said.
I am often asked what it has been like to have had two careers, first in the NHS and now in the church. I prefer to think that I have always had one vocation: to follow Jesus Christ, to know him and to make him known, always seeking to live with compassion in the service of others, whether as a nurse, a priest, or a bishop.
To be given the opportunity..........
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But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
1 Timothy 2:12 (KJV)
The two things saving the Church of England are conservative Africans and Royal Weddings.
But what do they actually base their beliefs on if not the Bible?
The Africans are what’s left of the CofE, but they are finding it harder and harder to stay in. The new conservative Anglican movement beckons....
It will dismay any believer in the church
if there is any.
The great mother of harlots and her whore daughters
are commiting suicide because of their love for power,
Prestige, and their love for religion more than their
love for God.
But emphasis on the latter.
That see has been vacant for 450 years