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Church leaders defend Bishop of Sheffield nomination

The Revd Canon Ian Smith has defended the nomination by church leaders of Bishop Philip North to the position of Bishop of Sheffield. The Rt Revd Philip North, current Bishop of Burnley, turned down the offer of the new role as the diocesan bishop after public criticism of his view that women should not become ordained priests. The campaign group Sheffield Action on Ministry Equality have been vocal in their criticism and staged a demonstration outside the Women of Steel statue in Barker’s Pool on International Women’s Day. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to the Revd Canon Ian Smith.


Endcliffe Park nominated for national award

Sheffield’s Endcliffe Park has been nominated for the UK’s Best Park award in a competition to be decided by public vote. The Fields In Trust charity present awards for the UK’s Best Park every year. Last year’s winner was Telford Town Park in Shropshire. This year hundreds of local green spaces have been nominated and over 10,000 votes are expected to be cast. Endcliffe Park is the only Sheffield nominee. Sheffield Live! reporter spoke with Ashley Charlesworth from Endcliffe Park Café.