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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

Posted in Church of England, World Cup

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

Posted in Church of England, Jersey, Media

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

Posted in Church of England, Jersey, Legal Stuff

Exclusive – Text of Channel Islands Agreement

March 2014 Parties 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

Posted in Church of England

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

Posted in Church of England, Jersey, Winchester Diocese

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

Posted in Church of England, Gay Marriage, Legal Stuff

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Two Final Things

Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
Peter Handke

No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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