Monday, 22 March 2010
Birds and bishops
The news broke this morning that the bishop of Reading is being promoted to Chelmsford - presumably in the summer. It's back to his roots for our Stephen Cottrell. He was brought up in Southend and will be one of the few bishops educated in the state system, I believe. We used to like him in Stanford, which was saying something - He's a good people person and communicator of the good news. Funnily enough months ago, a friend of mine from Chelmsford rang to ask what he was like as a bishop - part of the discreet consultation process before appointment. I'm not saying it was my recommendation made the difference... no, no, no!