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17 Jun 20 14:42
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A black trainee vicar was rejected for a job by church bosses
who said his potential parishioners were "monochrome white
working class".

In an email sent in response to his application, Augustine
Tanner-Ihm was told he "might feel uncomfortable" in the
curacy role at the parish.

The email said despite his "obvious gifts", it was "not worth
pursuing a conversation" about the vacancy in
southern England.

The Church of England has apologised.

Mr Tanner-Ihm, who is from Chicago and is a Reverend
Seminarian in the United States, applied for a role as a
curate at a church in the south of England.

In response, he got an email saying: "We are not confident
there is a sufficient 'match' between you and the particular
requirements of that post.

"The demographic of the parish is monochrome white working
class, where you might feel uncomfortable."


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Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- June 17, 2020 2:43 PM BST
Seems as if church have apologised to vicar but not to good folk of the parish.
Report Sica Dan June 17, 2020 3:26 PM BST
Indeed,they have effectively called the parishiners racist.BLM might be visiting.
Report DenzilPenberthy June 17, 2020 3:43 PM BST
Spotted the lower pic on BBC article looks like a different person,the top pic guy has an egghead and is lighter could be the light time will tell.
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