Conservative Anglican priest, Dr Gavin Ashenden, criticises church leaders for appointing a gay bishop. Bishop Nicholas Chamberlain’s revelation raises tensions between traditionalists and liberals in the Church of England.


The conservative Anglican group Gafcon has said that appointing a gay man as the Bishop of Grantham was a “major error.”

The Reverend Canon Dr Gavin Ashenden, a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen and previously a vicar in Jersey and a University Chaplain,  says that the leader of the Church of England took a risk by making Nicholas Chamberlain a bishop and placed ‘difficult stresses on a church which is hanging together by the skin of its teeth.’

30th September 2016