Category: Canon Law

Tom Brazier – A Promise is a Promise

Possibly the best blog post you’ll read all week on the Bishops, the Clergy and Gay Marriage. Promises are binding. But who is it who does the actual binding? We have such a love, don’t we, of binding other people.

Winchester Dodges the Issues

Over three working days ago I asked the spokesperson for Winchester Diocese a very simple question. Three days later I still haven’t had a reply, and that’s probably because the very simple question I asked strikes to the heart of

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Clergy Discipline Measure – Jersey

On a point of information, it needs to be clarified that the Clergy Discipline Measure does not apply to Jersey. Section 48(3), Clergy Discipline Measure This Measure shall extend to the whole of the Provinces of Canterbury and York except

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Jersey – Lines of Authority

I thought it might be useful to lay out what the issues of authority are in the matter of the suspension of the Dean of Jersey, Bob Key. My purpose in this post is not to take one side or

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One Canon Law for the powerful, another for the Orthodox

George Conger has the big news in Today’s CofE Newspaper. Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori broke national Church canon law by receiving a Catholic priest with a history of sexual misconduct into the ministry of the Episcopal Church, a leading

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