Eames to retire at Christmas…

William Crawley, BBC NI’s new blogger on the block, notes that one of the longest presences in Northern Ireland’s civic and religious life, Robin Eames is to step down at the end of the year. Bright, erudite and widely respected both in Ireland and throughout the world wide Anglican communion he will be a hard act to follow. He was the proverbial ‘safe pair of hands’ behind the Church’s Windsor Report.I recall him once recounting his regret that too many Anglicans in Ireland were not keen on asserting their churches own reformed ‘Catholicism’, prefering instead the coverall term of Protestant.

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