The archbishop of York had had enough. “What the bishop is trying to say, Michael, is that it’s been decided that you will be assigned to St. Anselm’s Anglican Church in San Francisco.”
Michael sat, outwardly composed but inwardly reeling. San Francisco?
“You can take the time you need to think this over,” the bishop of Norfolk said. “We know this is a surprise and not what you expected. So feel free to consider and pray about this.”
“I accept it, Father Stanton,” Michael said.
- From Dancing Priest
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