Announcement of the next Archbishop of York
The queen has approved the nomination of the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrel as the next Archbishop of York, Downing street has announced.
A quote from the new Archbishop:
There is, i believe, a gosple paradox at work here; the problem is that we have too many churches and the solution is to have more!What i mean by this is we have too many churches where the model of church is a vicar and building. And this cannot be sustained either theologically or financially.And we need more:a new biblical and theologically coherent model of church , where the church is the people of God, nor the minister and the building , worshipping and witnessing community serving its locality and, where appropriate, developing new expression of life and Christian community.