Thursday, 27 September 2007

New Archdeacon of Coventry

The new Archdeacon of Coventry has been announced

It is to be The Revd Canon Ian Watson.

Now this has always been an evangelical diocese, but in recent years we have seen a lack of balance of churchmanship in appointments - witness the appointment of Fr John Irvine as Dean of Coventry where he has been shoving Alpha down everyones throat at the Cathedral ever since. (and many other things I will not go on about here!)

I always suspected that when our previous Archdeacon (who was Catholic) they would replace him with an evangelical.

So was I right? I have never heard of Fr Ian before his appointment so I thought I would look him up.

He is currently Chairman of the Intercontinental Church Society - an evangelical mission agency.
He studied at Wycliffe.

Oh well no surprise there for this diocese. We can only live in hope that this will be balanced by our new Bishop being Catholic when My Lord Colin Coventry retires at the end of this year.