Women in the Pulpit

Dear Sir,

Like your correspondent Alf McCreary, (January 5th) my heart also ‘ached’, but for very different reasons. My heart ached at the untruths expressed by Alf in his column.

Firstly, when he writes of the ‘row about women clerics’, – if there is a ‘row’ it is of journalistic creation!

Secondly he stated that the Rev Bradley was ‘standing up for her rights’. As an elder of the church Alf should know, or at least take the trouble to find out, that the Rev. Bradley has no rights outside her own pulpit!

Yours, in the interests of truth.

Brian Kennaway (Rev)


This letter appeared in the Belfast Telegraph on 12th January2009