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Co-op or Church of England?

An interesting summary of the problems identified by Lord Myners in one of England’s oldest cultural institutions. At the heart of the Co-op Group’s problems is its peculiar system of governance. Lord Myners describes an organisation in which a small,

Posted in Church of England, UK News

Cameron Fuelling Division?

So apparently Cameron is being divisive. The signatories accused Mr Cameron of “mischaracterising” Britain with “negative consequences for our politics and society”. They said they had decided to speak out because of what they see as increasingly common incursions of

Posted in Secular / Christian, UK News

Gay Nuptials in the Church of England

And lo it has happened. The Bishops said not to do it, but Canon Jeremy Pemberton went ahead anyway. A senior Church of England clergyman yesterday became the first to enter into a gay  marriage – in direct defiance of

Posted in Church of England, Clergy Discipline Measure, Gay Marriage, UK News

Who’s Going to Win the Premiership?

It’s an interesting question isn’t it? With just 6 weeks to go, there are still seven teams that can mathematically win the English League title. I thought it would be an interesting educational exercise in statistics to demonstrate a monte

Posted in Statistics, UK News

Change of Tone, Change of Policy?

Can someone explain this to me? I think the Church has reacted by fully accepting that it’s the law, and should react on Saturday by continuing to demonstrate in word and action, the love of Christ for every human being.

Posted in Church of England, Gay Marriage, UK News

Burning Babies

Words fail me. The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while

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The Beheading of John the Baptist
Almighty God, who called your servant John the Baptist to be the forerunner of your Son in birth and death: strengthen us by your grace that, as he suffered for the truth, so we may boldly resist corruption and vice and receive with him the unfading crown of glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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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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