Category Archives: Bishop of Manchester

All Things Considered….Including ‘Living in Love & Faith’

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester  Research, mine and that of many others, shows that the deeper we go into our faith, the higher we score on a scale known as Quest Religiosity. Quest gives an indication … Continue reading

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Pondering “the Bump” of Posada

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester I’ve had a couple of visitors staying with me for the start of Advent. I met them at a hotel near Crewe. I’d been there to give a guest lecture to … Continue reading

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The Fallout from Tribal Scrums

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester With England in a Rugby World Cup final, it’s a good weekend to allow ourselves to be a little bit tribal. I’m not intending to paint a St George’s Cross on … Continue reading

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Rhetoric of a Playground Bully or Political Discourse?

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester At the heart of Britain’s, largely unwritten, constitution lies the principle that those charged with making decisions should do so free of improper influence or pressure.  Members of governing bodies, whether … Continue reading

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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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