Anglican Samizdat

February 13, 2010

Where does a priest who doesn’t believe in God get invited to preach?

Filed under: Anglican Angst — David Jenkins @ 3:00 pm

In an Anglican church, of course; but I expect you already knew that:

DON’T call me Father, says Peter Kennedy.

And it soon becomes clear why the man, who was a serving priest for 45 years before the Catholic Church evicted him from his parish in Brisbane, no longer wants the title.

He doesn’t believe in the priesthood anymore, nor the virgin birth, nor the infallibility of the Pope. In fact, he doubts that Jesus ever existed and although he is the spiritual leader of a 500-strong Christian community, he says he no longer prays because there’s “no one to pray to.”

The controversial and charismatic ex-priest, who made headlines last year when he refused to leave St Mary’s as instructed by his Bishop, will preach tomorrow at All Saints’ Anglican Church in Simpson Street, North Rockhampton.

Welcome home unFather Peter.


1 Comment

  1. This is news? It’s standard fare in parishes around here. Please David lets post something out of the ordinary like “Sudden Conversion of Bishop Of Montreal to Christian Faith” or the like. Make use us sit up and take notice. Oh and by the way if the Bishop of Montreal headline doesn’t suit there are plenty of other names of bishops that would do.

    Just saying.

    Comment by Gawk — February 13, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

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