Category Archives: Bishop of Manchester

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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Being Radical about Radical Inclusion

by the Rt Revd Dr 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 … Continue reading

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Bursting the Bubble

by the Rt Revd Dr 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 … Continue reading

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“Monks & Nuns of the Marrying Kind…”

by the Rt Revd Dr 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 … Continue reading

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Good Disagreement – Sofa Style

by the Rt Revd Dr 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 … 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 Dr 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. … Continue reading

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Rediscovering “Good Disagreement”

by the Right Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester Back in my days as a vicar, some time in the mid 1990s, we had a very good piece of mission work going on in my parish. Ten years or … Continue reading

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