The Prime Minister’s Office has just released the following:
9 March 2017 at 5:12pm
The Right Reverend Philip John North was nominated as Bishop of Sheffield but later withdrew his acceptance of the nomination.
9 March 2017 update: The Rt Rev Philip North has withdrawn, for personal reasons, acceptance of his nomination by the Crown Nominations Commission as the next Bishop of Sheffield. The Archbishop of York will in due course submit the name of an alternative candidate for this diocese.
Thank goodness no hint of colour or difference shall be permitted to cloud the grim grey uniformity of rigid orthodoxy
That may be your view. The internal workings of the Church of England are not a matter for me.
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