Former Worcestershire rector takes bishop to employment tribunal

Gavin Drake reports on the case before an Employment Tribunal of Rev Mark Sharpe who was forced to leave his Worcestershire parish. The outcome of the case could change the status of clergy within the Church of England. The Sunday Programme, BBC Radio 4

QC: ‘Spirit of Trollope is alive’

A leading ecclesiastical lawyer has suggested that “the spirit of Trollope is alive and well in the Church of England.” Geoffrey Tattersall QC made the admission on the second day of a week-long preliminary hearing at an employ­ment tribunal in Birmingham. The tribunal, chaired by…