Ponder with me for a moment the hypocrisy of the scene. In the House of Commons stands a man, Tony Baldry by name, who has the formal title of “Second Church Estates Commissioner”. He stands in his role as representing the Church of England in Parliament and takes that opportunity to attack it. What is . . . → Read More: The Dys-established Church
Today as I was listening to the speeches at General Synod I had a dawning epiphany. It was simply this – we need to vote yes and we need to trust that we can make the Code of Practice work as a Church. I thought the speeches by Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell in particular . . . → Read More: Moving Forward
OK then. I give in. Seeing as tomorrow is the start of the Extraordinary meeting of General Synod which will include on Tuesday a whole day debating the finalised motion with the Appleby amendment followed by a final vote, I shall succumb to the pressure and tell you exactly what I think.
Are you ready? . . . → Read More: Women Bishops
If you want to hear one of my radio broadcasts from last weekend, click on the link below and then press play. Here I was talking to Radio Merseyside, where Justin Welby was Dean of the Cathedral.
If it doesn’t go to the right place you need to fast forward to 2 hours, . . . → Read More: On the Radio
I co-wrote a piece with Andrew Lilico that has just been published on the Conservative Home website.
The third key challenge concerns whether we should remain the Church ofEngland — should we continue to be the state church. This issue may come to a head, during Welby’s time as Archbishop, in the event he must choose . . . → Read More: Three Challenges