Bishop Philip North - Sheffield
The EGGS Committee are saddened to hear of the withdrawal of Philip North from his nomination to the See of Sheffield. Bishop Philip is a respected bishop with a commitment to evangelism that has often focused on the poor and marginalised in our communities. His withdrawal causes us to have concern as to whether the mutual flourishing that we believed had been accepted across the church is now undermined, and whether some evangelicals will conclude that their own future welcome in the C of E is less secure. We commend to members the gracious statement made by Forward in Faith (see here) and invite members to pray for Bishop Philip, the Diocese of Sheffield and our Archbishops as they lead us forward at this time.