Category Archives: Bishop of Manchester

Power, Abuse and the Sense of Entitlement

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester Ten years or so ago we learned that significant numbers of UK politicians were taking an extremely generous view as to what constituted legitimate expenses. In the last few weeks we’ve … Continue reading

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Painting by Numbers…

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester I have to admit, I didn’t enjoy Art at school. The paint never went where I wanted it to go, and the splodges of colour I produced rarely looked anything … Continue reading

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Speak Clearly After the Tone…

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester It feels a long time ago, when the February Group of Sessions of the Church of England General Synod discussed a paper from the House of Bishops, which advocated a … Continue reading

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Why Should the Devil Have All the Best Tunes (and Words)?

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester My music teacher at secondary school was fond of the saying, “Why should the devil have all the best tunes?” Under his tutelage, morning assemblies went far beyond the contents … Continue reading

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Being Radical about Radical Inclusion

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester Being a member of what the media persists in referring to as the “C of E’s parliament” has brought some difficult and demanding moments, especially in the years when we … Continue reading

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Bursting the Bubble

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester That different groups live alongside each other in Britain, but never meet, has been flagged up as a concern, over several decades, most frequently in response to an outbreak of … Continue reading

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“Monks & Nuns of the Marrying Kind…”

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester                 Given the Latin title, Via Media, of this site, it seems appropriate to be typing my latest contribution from Rome. I’ve just … Continue reading

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