Tuesday 27 October 2020
The Purple Passage To Parliament
Although I had contacted all of the relevant bishops directly, and although the mysterious suspension of my email account yesterday had given them an extra day in which to say no, none of them has done so.
Therefore, I am pleased to confirm that, on this basis, the Patrons of my parliamentary campaign at North West Durham now include, as private citizens, the 12 archbishops and diocesan bishops of the Red Wall dioceses of Birmingham, Hallam, Hexham and Newcastle, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Northampton, Nottingham, Salford, Shrewsbury, and Wrexham, together with the clergy of the Escomb and Pontop Partnerships, each of which falls partly in the North West Durham constituency.
Please give generously. And certain chambermaids who think that you run the Church, or even speak for Her, think on.