Canon Jeremy Davies whacking another nail into the hands, and into the coffin of the Church of England.
From the diocese that brought you this.
After Rev Stone announced the decision to go ahead with the operation in June, the Bishop of Bristol, the Right Reverend Barry Rogerson, said there was no ethical or ecclesiastical reason why the priest should not continue ministry.
Twice-divorced Rev Stone, who has a teenage daughter, said: "My agenda now is to return to ministry and serve the people of Stratton.
I'll let Barry say it for me.
UPDATE - apologies - North Wiltshire (incuding Swindon) belongs to the diocese of Bristol, not Salisbury.
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