Report this comment
  • "
    izzystillbreathing wrote:
    BierleyBoy wrote:
    A fine appointment, until you consider that in wider society, religion is not a major influence on everyday life & beliefs.

    No one listens to these people.
    Wrong. Religion is the driving force in global insecurity. Just listen to the news coming out of the Levant if you don't believe me.

    Nearer to home the Rotherham report clearly identifies the perpetrators of the sexual exploitation of 1450 young children as Muslim. The issues created by this perverted religion that teaches that all white women are whores needs addressing, and quickly.

    We need more religious discussion, not less.
    To be fair the perverts were described as Pakistani, but since you can't live in Pakistan without being a Muslim (otherwise they lock you up or kill you) it's probably reasonable to describe these perverts as Muslim.

    The problem is the Islamic teaching that regards all none Muslim women as dishonourable because they don't go round wearing a black bin bag."
  • This field is mandatory
  • This field is mandatory
  • Please note we will not accept reports with HTML tags or URLs in them.

  • Enter the above word in the box below

Expert on interfaith relations announced as new Area Bishop for Bradford

The Reverend Jonathan Gibb, The Right Reverend Nick Baines, the Reverend Toby Howarth.

The Reverend Jonathan Gibb, The Right Reverend Nick Baines, the Reverend Toby Howarth.

First published in News
Last updated
Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

DOWNING Street today announced the appointment of two Area Bishops for Bradford and Huddersfield.

The Reverend Dr Toby Howarth, currently Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter Religious Affairs Adviser for the Church of England, will be the Bishop of Bradford.

The Reverend Dr Jonathan Gibbs, currently Rector of Heswall in the Diocese of Chester, will be the first ever Bishop of Huddersfield - one of five areas in the diocese, which each have their own bishop.

The Right Reverend Nick Baines, Bishop of West Yorkshire & the Dales, said: “Toby brings expertise in teaching, pastoral care, leadership and interfaith relations at parish, national and international level. This is an important appointment for the Church of England and for Bradford where he will serve as Area Bishop.

“Jonathan brings wide experience at parish, diocesan, national and international level.”

Both bishops will be consecrated at York Minster on October 17.

Comments (25)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree