Oh dear, it never rains, but it pours. Especially here in Manchester, where the weather - gloriously warm and sunny last week - has become dank and dismal today, as well as much colder.
Anyway, I was just on the phone to the interfaith advisor for the Anglican diocese in Greater Manchester (who is also the local President of the Council of Christians and Jews) about the launch of the paperback edition of my book, which takes place next month, after Pesach.
And he was telling me that his time has unfortunately been taken up this week with this:
It appears that although the Pope recently admitted that the Bishop Richard Williamson affair was
an unforseeable mishap
there is now a real possibility that people with similar views might be able to purchase a church in the heart of Manchester, with the fastest-growing Orthodox Jewish community in Europe!
Ruth Gledhill has now blogged on the story here:
The way to prevent this happening, as outlined on the blog above, is as follows:
Write to The Secretary to the Church Commissioners, Church House,