Diocese of Manchester requests gay friendly bishop

Here is some good news. The Telegraph is reporting, that the Diocese of Manchester in the Church of England has requested a bishop "who can establish 'positive relationship' with gay Anglicans and non-worshippers."

The story continues: "In Manchester a formal 'statement of needs' drawn up by the diocese’s Vacancy in See committee and formally submitted to the Crown Nominations Commission - the panel responsible for the appointment - said it was important to note that the diocese is home to one of Europe’s largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered communities' ”.

Bishops Alan Wilson and Nick Baines are among those whose names have been mentioned for the vacancy, according to the story.

Hat tip Thinking Anglicans.

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