Bishop of Norwich's response to the Archbishop of Canterbury's announcement
Posted on Monday 19 March 2012
The Bishop of Norwich, The Rt Revd Graham James, has given his thoughts on the Archbishop of Canterbury's announcement to step down.
"The Church of England and the Anglican Communion has been led for the past decade by a man of immense learning and deep holiness. Rowan Williams' ministry has been a huge gift from God to both church and nation.
It is very likely that he will be increasingly appreciated as the years pass and future generations may wonder why he was not more cherished in his own time.
Our prayers are with him and his family, and with those who are tasked with the appointment of his successor."
Bishop Graham also told The Sunday Telegraph: "I have served as a chaplain to an Archbishop of Canterbury and it was an impossible job then, and I think it’s more impossible now. Only those who don’t recognise its difficulties could possibly want to do it."
You can hear his interview with BBC Radio Norfolk on Sunday 18 March - skip to 2:10 into the programme.
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