James Langstaff

A Bishop Reflects

Address to Rochester’s Diocesan Synod (18th March 2017)

I am somewhat reluctant to trespass upon the time and attention of this Synod to talk about internal Church of England concerns, when I would rather be talking about our missionary presence in and engagement with the world around us.  But of course the two are not unconnected, because what might be seen as internal church concerns (and indeed disputes) have a bearing on our capacity to engage in the mission into which.. Read More

The Bishop of Burnley and the Diocese of Sheffield

Bishop Philip North was one of the clergy in my area when I was Bishop of Lynn, and I am personally very sorry to hear about what he describes in his recent statement as ‘the highly personalised nature of the attacks’ which have been directed towards him. Bishop Philip has decided that, in the light of the responses to the news of his nomination, his move to the Diocese of Sheffield would be.. Read More