[Ed. – One blessing to count: being a headline writer in 2015.]
The Church of England has appointed an advocate of naturism as its latest female bishop.
Karen Gorham, who is currently Archdeacon of Buckingham, was brought up in a nudist family and even wrote a treatise praising naturism while a vicar in Maidstone, Kent.
She was named on Thursday as the new Bishop of Sherborne, effectively acting as deputy to the Bishop of Salisbury. Part of the area she will oversee includes the Studland nudist beach, which she used to visit with her parents as a child.
Although she stopped going nude while she was a teenager, she wrote in 2000 that although the Church has portrayed the naked body as something that ought to be covered, Christians should be able to walk around with no clothes on, provided they are not breaking the law.