Sunday, June 22, 2008

Somebody you never knew existed won't be somewhere

Leading Anglican bishops to boycott Lambeth Conference over gay clergy

"Do you really want to hurt me?" suffragan bishop George O'Dowd asks the conference, to the obvious horror of the African representatives.

"The Rt Rev Pete Broadbent, the Bishop of Willesden [...] will also be absent." (Telegraph)

[There's a bishop of Willesden? Mrs Haverty, can you get onto this story pronto. See if you can get a quote from this Pete Bent. Didn't he used to be drummer for the Beatles? Now he's bishop of Willesden and John's doing a long stretch in Purgatory. There's an angle for you, straight away. Ed]

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1 comment:

Ossian said...

I used to swim in that pool in Dolphin Square - and use their squash courts as well. One time when I was there, John Cleese was in the pool. (No, he was not reading a newspaper at the time.) A drink in the tranquil bar with views over the pool is something pleasant. You don't (or used not) have to live in Dolphin Square to use the facilities. It's a strange oasis, a massive combined hotel and apartment complex, with shops in the corridors on the ground floor. Expensive cars come and go. Had a friend who lived there, and I remember the plush carpeted corridors, with their oppressive smell of other people's cooking.