Category Archives: Bishop of Manchester

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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St Francis – Suffering, Abuse of Power and the Love of God.

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester The popular image of St Francis of Assisi is that of a gentle lover of nature; a man who preached to the birds, tamed an aggressive wolf, and even picked … Continue reading

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Valuing People with Downs Syndrome – A Place to Start

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester For five years, in my time as a parish priest, my default activity for a Tuesday afternoon was to visit what was called an Adult Training Centre. The adults being … Continue reading

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A Changing View From Across the Pond…

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester In the church where I preached on the first Sunday after Epiphany there’s a stained glass window dedicated in memory of a former member of the congregation from the nineteenth … Continue reading

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