From THE TIMES:
The Flying Bishop of Durham Dr Tom Stoppit, is to retire eight years early to return to academic life it emerged today.
He will take a chair at St Andrew's in Fife in September, soon after his 62nd birthday. He could in theory have remained at Durham until he was 70.
From a purely selfish point of view I'm well chuffed as his departure could result in my neighbouring diocese returning to its former, inclusive attitude and, therefore, becoming a possible place for me to find a job without having to move from the part of Britain I love. But, I know for a fact, that there will be louder cheers than mine emanating from the Anglo Catholic and liberal shrines south of the Tyne tonight.
The poor Scots - they can be dour, pugnacious and downright uncouth at times, but they don't deserve this. Saint Andrew pray for Saint Andrews.