Hypocrisy at its Worst

Did you see this piece in the Daily Mail two days ago?

Members of the Church of England’s ‘parliament’ are attempting to oust one of its most senior figures following the defeat of legislation to allow women bishops.

In a dramatic move, members of the General Synod’s House of Laity have secretly called an emergency meeting so . . . → Read More: Hypocrisy at its Worst

Moving Forward

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

Women Bishops

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

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The English House of Bishops have revealed the wording of their amendment to clause 5(1)c in the Women Bishops Legislation which caused so much fuss in Synod this summer. Out goes,

the selection of male bishops or male priests the exercise of ministry by whom is consistent with the theological convictions as to the consecration . . . → Read More: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Changing 5.1.c

A number of proposals for reworking clause 5(1) c of the Women Bishop’s Measure have been published. Here’s the offering by Miranda Threlfall-Holmes.

Therefore, the legislation:

3.1  Must allow women bishops with no element of discrimination, against either them or male bishops who participate in their consecrations, or male clergy who are ordained or consecrated by . . . → Read More: Changing 5.1.c

What’s Going to Happen at Synod – The Results!

Yes, the great survey that we had this week is over. A massive 55 of you participated in this ground-breaking exercise in harnessing the wisdom of the crowds (or summat). Here are the results.

What’s Going to Happen at General Synod over Women Bishops?

The Convocations will NOT delay the legislation . . . → Read More: What’s Going to Happen at Synod – The Results!

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