Category Archives: Bishop of Manchester

Donkeys, Leaders and Fairy Tales

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester What a mess to be in! The metropolitan elite, secular and religious, is totally out of touch with the mood of the wider population. Caught up in its own petty … Continue reading

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A Special Place in Hell….and the Road to Heaven

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester In perhaps the most metaphysical intervention of the Brexit debate thus far, suddenly Hell has become part of the debate. It arrived with the suggestion from one European leader that it … Continue reading

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Hope at the Hinge of the Year – Football and Fear-filled Futures

By the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester God willing, at 3 o’clock on New Year’s Day I’ll be sat in the stands at Salford City FC watching them take on Wrexham in the National League. I love local … Continue reading

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My Struggles with Fear & Distrust

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester As part of a team training exercise in Manchester, I recently redid my Myers-Briggs personality type. I haven’t changed from the previous occasion, at least a decade ago. I’m a firm … Continue reading

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Synod Goes Nuclear

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester In its almost fifty year history, there have been just a tiny number of occasions when the General Synod of the Church of England has been able to host the … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation – Speaking in Differing Tongues

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester The Anglican Diocese of Namibia has been twinned with that of Manchester for over 20 years. As part of that link, I accepted an invitation to join them for their triennial … Continue reading

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Challenging APCMs?

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester I was a young Team Vicar, helping run a suite of community projects out of an ecumenical charity we’d set up in the parish. We were spending a day reviewing what … Continue reading

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