The Church Times ran this advert yesterday from the Bishop of Barking announcing that he will soon be placing a job advert:
Job Title: Bishops’ Olympic Executive Co-ordinator
Job description: We give notice of a forthcoming senior strategic appointment to co-ordinate the Church of England’s response to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across London. This appointment is a joint initiative of the Dioceses of London and Chelmsford. Advertisement will be made in January.
Expressions of interest may be submitted to: The Bishop of Barking
020 8509 7377
Bishop’s Offfice, Verulam Avenue Walthamstow, London E17 8ES
bishopdavid at chelmsford.anglican.org
I have started to put some ideas together for the churches response to the Olympics whcih should help the good Bishop:
I am aware that I have pictured pole vaulting, not the high jump. It made the joke work better.
I did think briefly of applying, but that would mean that the Church of England response to the Olympics would be mainly centred around blogging and drawing little pictures.
Instead I think our response should be a bit more wide ranging. I think for instance that if we asked around the local parishes it might be possible to get a team together to do all of the catering.
Also there should be special races for bishops, clergy and laity.
Anyway, if you have any ideas for the Church of England’s response to the Olympics which would help things along post them here or you could if you wanted send them directly to the Bishop of Barking.