Even as a student, Arthur Easterby was tipped to become a bishop.
Ambitious and able, he carefully plotted his progress to preferment including marrying his rector/archdeacon’s daughter. So it was no surprise when in due course he was elected as bishop of Daneford, just outside Dublin.
In a hurry to make his new diocese a flagship for Growth and Renewal and make a name for himself in the process, Arthur became autocratic rather than a ‘pastor pastorum’, alienating both clergy and laity.
What nobody realised was that he also carried a dark secret.