Tag: Archdeacon

48 Hours

After two days of listening to leading members of CEEC and Reform talk about the “change” in policy (which is no real change at all) on clergy in Civil Partnerships being allowed to be considered for episcopal nominations, it strikes

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Who Would You Prefer?

Got any career ambitions? I’ve been having a few interesting chats with people over the past few weeks about the way that the Church of England handles preferment. Not that I see myself as a candidate for high office you

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Mountains out of Molehills?

A story that has been doing the rounds on the internet for the past week has finally made it to the mainstream media (but not into print yet). Here’s the Daily Telegraph on a kerfuffle in Southwark Diocese. Peter Gowlland,

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Human Sexuality Group Appoints Advisors

The House of Bishop’s Human Sexuality Group has appointed three advisors. New advisers were appointed to the House of Bishops advisory group on human sexuality this week. The three new members are the Rev Dr Jessica Martin, Priest-in-charge of Duxford, Hinxton and

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Stirrings in Salisbury

An interesting news item posted on the Salisbury Diocese website together with the content of Bishop Nick Holtam’s address to the Diocesan Synod. The Bishop of Sherborne, the Archdeacon of Dorset and I met with 10 clergy from Dorset who

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Thou Shalt Steal After All

Dear me. Father Tim has got himself into a bit of a pickle hasn’t he? A priest from North Yorkshire has advised his congregation to shoplift if they find themselves in hard times. Father Tim Jones, the parish priest of

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