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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

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


This morning the Guardian Komment Macht Frei published a piece by Giles Fraser quoting Bishop Alan Wilson on whether clergy can be charged under the Clergy Discipline Measure for entering a same-sex marriage. Its Section 7 lays down that matters

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The Ugandan Law

Gadget Vicar says it all so very well. Much as I love Uganda, I must say this: the legislation signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni this morning is an evil thing masquerading as a good thing. It will bring

Posted in Legal Stuff, Uganda

Court of Appeal Ruling on Core Issues vs TfL

Here it is and it’s juicy. These are the best bits. 34. It is common ground that a public body cannot exercise a statutory power for an improper purpose: see De Smith’s Judicial Review at paras 5-082 to 5-119. It

Posted in Legal Stuff, Orientation Change, Reparative Therapy, Sexual Identity, Sexuality Causation, UK News

Guest Post – Andrew Lilico on the Gay Change Bill

A guest post by Andrew Lilico. Peter has noted that the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill contains two specific prohibitions on “gay to straight conversion therapies”.  First, the Bill mandates that a new code of ethics for registered counsellors, therapists

Posted in Legal Stuff, Reparative Therapy, UK News, UK Politics

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Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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