Category Archives: Bishop of Manchester

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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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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