Posts Tagged ‘Bishop of London’

strange timeline of St Pauls protest

October 31, 2011

4:30 p.m. Bishop of London announces that he’s in charge.

9:30 p.m. Announcement is made that Corporation of City of London will take legal action to clear tents.

So, The Dean will still be in charge, when the heavies move in but it’s the Bishop of London , who will give God’s blessing to the very people, against whom the protestors are campaigning.

In the words of George Monbiot, of the Guardian, “The Church of England is not just working with Mammon; it’s colluding with Babylon.”

The piece in the Guardian ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/31/corporation-london-city-medieval?newsfeed=true )  gives a nice summation of what these protests are about.
The intriguing bit is why these people are allowing European powers to talk about transferring their institututions to Germany and France, when they have such wonderful legal concessions in The City of London.

I like the footnote about The Lord Mayor’s procession being on 12th November, the day after Remembrance Day. I suggest that protestors should decamp to St. Stephen’s (Bishop of London’s on-line church, next to Mansion House), scuppering indignation about disrespecting the War Dead, whilst spoiling the Bankers and the Moneymen’s big parade.

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totally unbiased BBC saying that protestors have claimed another scalp.

October 31, 2011

Now the Dean of St. Pauls has announced that he will be resigning his post.

The totally unbiased BBC has called this a second scalp for the protestors, without having heard any further explanation from the Dean, apart from his statement —It has become increasingly clear to me that, as criticism of the cathedral has mounted in the press, media and in public opinion, my position as Dean of St Paul’s was becoming untenable. In order to give the opportunity for a fresh approach to the complex and vital questions facing St Paul’s, I have thought it best to stand down as dean, to allow new leadership to be exercised. I do this with great sadness, but I now believe that I am no longer the right person to lead the Chapter of this great cathedral.

He is resigning because of criticism, as stated.

None of that criticism has come from the protestors but, as he says, from their antagonists in, and through,  the media.

Surely, then, it is the media and who they represent, who have claimed another scalp.

( a rock doesn’t cause you stress, unless there’s a hard place to oppose it, with you in the middle)

The Bishop of London is now in the front line between the media (interestingly, his wife is a freelance writer) and the protestors.

As he says on his promo for the internet church (http://www.londoninternetchurch.org.uk/Home/Welcome+Note) he is all for face to face discussion and communication of the Christian message.

As his internet church is based upon St. Stephen’s, Walbrook, which is right next door to Mansion House, perhaps he will invite Boris and the protest organisers to step  inside and have a face to face chat.