The bishop and archdea­con have dragged the Church to an all-time low, it’s a laugh­ing stock

Cyprus Today - - LETTERS -

I LARGELY sup­port the sen­ti­ments con­tained in your front-page lead ar­ti­cle of the Septem­ber 29 edi­tion (right). Rev Hough re­signed, and an ad­e­quate grace pe­riod has been al­lowed to lapse, cov­er­ing ad­di­tional ben­e­fits.

Wed­dings is just one is­sue in this long, sad and sorry saga, but the bishop and his staff choose to brush the rest un­der the car­pet.

There is more than ad­e­quate cause for evic­tion from the Her­mitage re­gard­less of the “non-con­fronta­tional and non-ag­gres­sive” man­ner of the Church. This pro­cras­ti­na­tion would never be coun­te­nanced in in­dus­try or com­merce, so why is it tol­er­ated here? All fi­nan­cial is­sues were long since ad­dressed and cleared up in ac­cor­dance with Mrs Hough’s em­ploy­ment con­tract.

The bishop and the archdea­con have dragged the Church to an all­time low, which is now noth­ing more than a laugh­ing stock ev­ery­where we turn.

Who will pay for re­pairs and clean­ing of the Her­mitage? Why is a “parish pro­file” tak­ing so long? Should it not be a cur­rent doc­u­ment?

Dr Mike Ear­les, Lapta

Ed­i­tor’s note: Angli­can Dio­cese of Cyprus and the Gulf Archdea­con John Holdsworth de­clined to com­ment.

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