The advertisement said contact the team rector to informally discuss the appointment. So I did but I hear nothing back. My guess is that they contact one of the important people in the diocese to check me out and are told not to reply. Either that, or everybody I assumed was decent is as bigoted and cowardly as the bishops of the Church. That would be a terrible thing but the fact that none of my colleagues visited me when I was ill or stood by me when I was being discriminated against or stayed in contact after I was sacked indicates that it is probably the truth of the situation. No wonder the Church of England is dying - it has no love and so it is withering on the vine.