Phil Groom writes:
Following an announcement made by Durham Cathedral on Friday, May 1st, 2009, that “the current operators and occupiers of Durham Cathedral Shop” — ie, the Brewers — have been given one year’s notice to quit, this petition is now closed.
THANK YOU to everyone who has signed it. The story is far from over, however, and the future of the current bookshop employees remains unclear. Please keep them as well as the Dean and Chapter in your prayers as they seek a way forward that will provide justice for all concerned.
Updates will be posted on the SPCK/SSG Blog as and when new information emerges.
Although officially closed, I am leaving the petition in place as a matter of historical record. In the meantime, we watch, and wait.
To the Durham shop staff: I salute you.