Another resignation from St Pauls chapter

Tony Gosling tony at
Sat Oct 29 12:43:55 BST 2011

Moneychangers throwing the real Jesus followers out of the temple
Soon Bishop Michael will be left alone with just 
his Masonic buddies for company

God vs Mammon: Britain takes sides
As St Paul's reopens its doors, the City of 
London and the cathedral launch legal actions to 
evict demonstrators, another clergyman resigns in 
dismay, David Cameron threatens legislation to 
ban protest camps – and the Archbishop of Canterbury...says nothing

Rev Fraser Dyer 'Why I am resigning from St Pauls'
You say 'cut back', we say 'liberation theology'

Dear Bishop Michael,
I appreciate what a difficult couple of weeks the 
Dean and Chapter have had following the 
occupation of the cathedral precinct by 
protestors campaigning against corporate greed. 
You have been much in my thoughts and prayers as 
you have navigated the complex issues with which 
you have been presented, and the negative press 
which arose from the decision to close the 
cathedral. I am delighted that a way was found to 
reopen the building today which satisfied the 
cathedral's duty of care towards its worshippers 
and visitors, and have been impressed by the 
degree of cooperation that Occupy London offered to enable this to happen.
It has therefore been disappointing to learn of 
today's announcement that St Paul's will 
instigate legal proceedings seeking the removal 
of the protestors. It is particularly poignant 
that this announcement comes on the day that IDS 
report an increase in top directors' pay of 
almost 50% over the last year. I appreciate that 
St Paul's has its own means of speaking to the 
issue of corporate and financial conduct in the 
City, but am sorry that a way could not be found 
of - at the very least - continuing to thole the 
occupation of the precinct by those with a 
genuine and prophetic complaint that has much in 
keeping with the values of the gospel.
I only recently joined the cathedral's pastoral 
team and it has been a privilege to minister to 
the building's many visitors. I was looking 
forward to more opportunities to do so. Today, 
however, I am left feeling embarrassed by the 
position the Dean and Chapter have taken. I do 
not relish the prospect of having to defend the 
cathedral's position in the face of the 
inevitable questions that visitors to St Paul's 
will pose in the coming weeks and months, 
particularly if we are to see protestors forcibly 
removed by police at the Dean and Chapter's 
behest. It is therefore with regret that I write 
to inform you of my decision to stand down from 
the pastoral team with immediate effect.
I continue to wish you well, and a strengthening 
of discernment, as the situation continues to 
play out. All of the staff and volunteers at St 
Paul's remain much in my prayers at this difficult time.
With warmest good wishes,
+44 (0)7786 952037
"Capitalism is institutionalised bribery."

"The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic 
poison which alienates the possessor from the community" Carl Jung

Fear not therefore: for there is nothing covered 
that shall not be revealed; and nothing hid that 
shall not be made known. What I tell you in 
darkness, that speak ye in the light and what ye 
hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. Matthew 10:26-27

Die Pride and Envie; Flesh, take the poor's advice.
Covetousnesse be gon: Come, Truth and Love arise.
Patience take the Crown; throw Anger out of dores:
Cast out Hypocrisie and Lust, which follows whores:
Then England sit in rest; Thy sorrows will have end;
Thy Sons will live in peace, and each will be a friend. 
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