Category Archives: Bishop of Manchester

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 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 of … Continue reading

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Being Radical about Radical Inclusion

by the Rt Revd 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 were … Continue reading

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Bursting the Bubble

by the Rt Revd 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 community … Continue reading

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“Monks & Nuns of the Marrying Kind…”

by the Rt Revd 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 started … Continue reading

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Good Disagreement – Sofa Style

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester A few nights ago, I found myself sat in an armchair, alongside three others, engaged in a conversation. Nothing unusual about that, except that we were on the stage of one … Continue reading

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“Who Am I?” – The Hidden Key to Reconciliation

Reflection (written before last weekend’s revelations by Archbishop Justin Welby) by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester One of the great privileges of being Bishop of Manchester is that I get invitations to meet with remarkable people. I … Continue reading

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