Kelvin alerts us this morning to the Scottish Herald which has a leak of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland (the state church, as opposed to the Episcopal Church of Scotland which is Anglican) report on Same Sex Relationships. The report, …

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Here it is. NEW PUSH FOR LGB AND T EQUALITY WILL ALLOW CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS IN RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS As part of its commitment to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) people, the government will today announce …

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I’ve been asked by an Anglican organisation to provide a summary of the proposed changes in the law and their possible implications. Here’s what I’ve produced, but if you have any suggestions please let me know. Civil Partnerships and the …

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Last week’s article in the Church of England newspaper about re-examining the Eucharist got me thinking. Is the way that a large number of Anglican churches do the Eucharist not the only thing in church life that is dominated by …

While we’re having a go at the Eucharist, how about Cathedrals? Read more »

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Here is the transfer analysis for the election of clergy proctors for General Synod in Oxford Diocese. The most striking observation on these stage transfers is the failure of Chris Sugden to get elected. Last time (2005) in Oxford Diocese …

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This is an example of STV transfer analysis, undertaken on the Election for Laity members in Bath and Wells. Given that Bath and Wells published online their candidate’s election addresses, it has been possible to survey them and make assessments …

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