If I have not been defrocked of my priesthood and priesthood is a state of being not a job, then why I am never invited to clergy chapters, diocesan conferences etc and why do I never get a single piece of mail from the Diocesan office? Why did I receive no invitation to the new bishop's installation? In fact, why does absolutely no one from the Church of England in the diocese of Durham where I live ever get in touch? Heck, even lepers were allowed to peer through the squint into the church back in the day. I'm not even allowed that small privilege. This issue is complicated by the fact that as a priest I am not allowed to become a full member of a congregation. Therefore, by not defrocking me but also not acknowledging my existence they keep me completely away from the church.