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Unholy orders is my latest novel. It is a fact based novel, that was inspired by my years employed at a senior management level, by the Corporation of the Church House Westminster London. It will be published in October 2013, and will be available at all the usual outlets.
The Church House itself, is the London headquarters of the Church of England. It is where twice yearly, the Church holds its General Synod. The Corporation by Royal Charter, are the administrators of the Church House
I can almost hear the yawns of those that have managed to read this far, under the mistaken assumption that this is just another happy clappy Religion themed tome. True, it is based in the headquarters of the Church, but that is merely coincidental.
By Roger Bishop
When Richard Walker decides to reinvent himself and improve his position in life, he has no idea just how far his efforts are going to take him. The corridors of Church House and those of Lambeth Palace become his path to eventual fulfilment – material fulfilment. This is a rags-to-riches story about deception, corruption, love and fallibility, centred on the internal machinations of the Church of England, with all its hypocrisy and wasteful practices.
The novel raises quite a few questions too, especially concerning the inner workings of the Church, and those that hold high office within it. Between now and the books publication in October 2013, I shall be including a few of those questions here on my blog.
Please look back, and see what these questions are, as I am very interested in discovering peoples opinions regarding the workings of the Church of England, and discovering if they equate with the reality, as discovered first hand by myself. Here is my first topic.
Defrocked clergy. Those that for a variety of reasons, have found themselves defrocked by their Bishops, what do you think happens to them afterwards?
Should the Queen or any reigning Monarch, wish to abdicate, he/she must first obtain permission to do so from the Prime Minister of the day, together with the incumbent Archbishop of Canterbury. During the Charles/ Diana marriage breakdown, were John Major and Lord Runcie, ever approached on the subject by Buckingham Palace, even off the record?
Have you ever wondered how the Church makes its money? Do you believe that the Tithe given weekly at services on a Sunday only goes towards the salary and expenses of your local vicar?
Ever wondered why the Church never pays for the new roof, or other renovations to your local Church, but expects you the congregation to stump up the money, by way of an appeal?
There are those that believe, that if they repent on their deathbed and leave everything they have to the Church, that they will be able to buy their way into Heaven. Whether or not this is correct, we will all have to wait to discover. Meanwhile, what exactly happens to everything they donate?
How about the hostage crisis in Beirut. Have you ever wondered how it was really resolved, and would you like to learn about the mistakes, bordering on farce, that led up to their eventual release?
How did the Church of England come to be Landlords of more brothels in London, than any Soho gangster could ever dream about?
How did the Church of England manage to lose over two billion pounds in the eighties, when everyone else was making money?
Did you know that the Church of England own one of the largest, and one of the most valuable art collections in the country, yet few are ever on display to the public? Would you like to discover how this came about? Also, who is responsible for their safe storage, and who decides where they might be displayed? The answer to these questions may well surprise you, as well as make anyone thinking of leaving everything to the Church, think again.
The ordination of women priests into the Church of England, what went on behind the scenes, in order to achieve that YES vote at Synod?
Church of England synod told not to delay over women bishops | World news | The Guardian http://buff.ly/19AFE6R
Who really runs the Church of England?
What did the Archbishops wife wear to greet her dinner guests?
What hidden secrets, did the cellars of Lambeth Palace finally reveal?
In 1991, the bookmakers were offering odds on who was going to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury. Seen by them, and everyone else as just a novelty bet, just a bit of fun, but it was to cost them dearly. Who was it that masterminded the betting coup utilising inside information? Equally, how did they achieve it without raising the suspicions of both the bookmakers and the Church? Its obviously still going on today, but to a lesser extent. As none of those involved in the 1991 coup are still with the Church…see link below
Unholy row as bookmakers accuse churchmen of clerical betting fix …http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Unholy-row-bookmakers-accuse-churchmen… Nov 8, 2012 – Bookmakers accused clergymen of taking advantage of insider knowledge after a surge of bets backing the Bishop of Durham.
What did the General Secretary to the Corporation like for his daily dessert, and who was it that ensured that he received it?
Did the Church of England very nearly promote the British Nationalist Party? The answer to this is YES, they very nearly did. Find out how.
Do you have to be Gay to get ahead in the established Church? Just how much influence do the Gays have in the modern Church of England? Can anything be passed at Synod that they oppose?
Learn the answer to these, and a whole host of other questions, simply by reading UNHOLY ORDERS by ROGER BISHOP, when it is finally published in October 2013.
Available to pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com just click on the link below.
Please feel free to email me with any questions (I will always respond) firstname.lastname@example.org
You can get the new e-digital (Kindle) version here at a far more realistic price than when it was first published.
- Church of England Throws in Towel in Gay Marriage Fight. (greatriversofhope.wordpress.com)
- Church of England Bishops Under Intense Pressure Not to Use Their Votes to Block Homosexual Marriage (blackchristiannews.com)
- Church Of England Surrenders On Marriage (joemygod.blogspot.com)
- Vicar in unholy row over expletive about archbishop (thetimes.co.uk)
- Queen may dissolve synod over women bishops (thetimes.co.uk)
- Pope praises Welby over gay marriage stance – Telegraph.co.uk (telegraph.co.uk)
- Church of England demands gay, but not straight, priests be celibate in order to become bishops (dailyqueernews.wordpress.com)
- Has the Church of England finally lost the plot? (ishtarsgate.wordpress.com)
- ‘See How They Trust One Another’ (revnataliea.wordpress.com)
- The Archbishop of Canterbury must wean the Church off its benefit addiction (telegraph.co.uk)