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Black trainee vicar rejected from curacy post critical of apology

Augustine Tanner-Ihm(Photo: Augustine Tanner-Ihm)A black trainee vicar rejected from a curacy post because the congregation was "monochrome white working class" has criticised an apology from the Bishop and Diocese of St Alban's. Augustine Tanner-Ihm, an Anglican ordinand who is studying at Durham University, applied for a curacy post in the diocese earlier this year but received a rejection... Read more

Church apologises over rejection letter to black trainee vicar

Augustine Tanner-Ihm(Photo: Augustine Tanner-Ihm)The Church of England has apologised after a black trainee vicar was rejected for a post at a white-majority church because he was not deemed a sufficient "match" for the congregation. Augustine Tanner-Ihm, from Chicago, said he felt "deep pain" after receiving the notice via email. The email noted the 30-year-old's "obvious gifts" for... Read more