The Church of England has been rocked yet again by recent revelations in The News of the World that Richard Chartres (69), Bishop of London, and Caroline his wife, have been living in a ménage a trois with a young curate from Hammersmith called Felix.
In a statement to the press, Lambeth Palace affirmed that the Archbishop of Canterbury had remained fully informed of developments.
‘The bishop’s lifestyle falls well within the boundaries set by Issues in Human Sexuality,’ said Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. ‘All three participants have given me assurances of celibacy. In any case these domestic arrangements do not materially affect Richard’s ability to discharge his duties as Bishop of London. He sounds as much like Winston Churchill now as he ever did.’