Church of England World Cup Prayers

You can find them here.

Prayer 1 A Prayer for the World Cup

Lord of all the nations, who played the cosmos into being, guide, guard and protect all who work or play in the World Cup. May all find in this competition a source of celebration, an experience of common humanity and a growing . . . → Read More: Church of England World Cup Prayers

How to win a PR Battle

How do you win a PR battle?

Lesson 1, brief your media.

Look at this story in yesterday’s Church Times.

Bishop Dakin’s decision over Jersey upheld

A JUDGE reviewing a safeguarding complaint in Jersey has upheld the decision by the Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Revd Tim Dakin, not to take disciplinary action against anyone . . . → Read More: How to win a PR Battle

Jersey - A Dangerous Thought

I read the following sections of the Channel Islands Agreement that it hands ALL functions of the Bishop of Winchester in relation to Jersey over to the Bishop of Dover.

The Bishop of Winchester,

(i) appoints the Bishop of Dover as an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese

(ii) delegates to him the Episcopal oversight and . . . → Read More: Jersey – A Dangerous Thought

Exclusive - Text of Channel Islands Agreement

March 2014


The Most Rev and Rt Hon Justin Portal Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and Metropolitan The Rt Rev Timothy John Dakin, Bishop of Winchester The Rt Rev Trevor Willmot, Bishop of Dover in Canterbury The Very Rev Robert Key, Dean of Jersey The Very Rev Paul Mellor, Dean of Guernsey


1. The . . . → Read More: Exclusive – Text of Channel Islands Agreement

Breaking - Steel Report Blocked by +Winchester

I’m hearing from a number of sources this evening that Dame Heather Steel has given her report to Tim Dakin, the Bishop of Winchester. I understand that Tim Dakin has refused to send it to the Dean of Jersey, the Bailiff and the Chief Minister as the terms of reference demand. Instead I am led . . . → Read More: Breaking – Steel Report Blocked by +Winchester

Canon B30 - Change, Uphold or Ignore

Some great stuff from Andrew Goddard on Fulcrum.

In summary, those clergy who marry someone of the same sex, and those who support them in doing so, appear to be presenting the bishops and wider church with a very hard choice:

Change canon B30 so that marriage is not defined, is re-defined to include same-sex . . . → Read More: Canon B30 – Change, Uphold or Ignore

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