Tag: Assurances

Misrepresenting Same-sex Marriage

I do the snark, Andrew Goddard does the substance. The Bishop of Salisbury’s decision to abandon the commitment made to his diocese last year to support “marriage as it is currently understood” and to break the collegiality of the House

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What Kind of Celibacy?

With the news this morning that Jeffrey John has apparently been short-listed for Durham, I thought it would be worth just exploring again what the House of Bishops intended when they issued their Pastoral Statement on Civil Partnerships and what

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David Page Capitulates

Remember this? It’s all over bar the counting. Press Release – Diocese of Chichester Acting Bishop of Chichester, the Rt Rev Mark Sowerby in June received a complaint under the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 that the Rev David Page had

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An Exercise in the Fundamentals of Muddying Waters

The latest blog post from Colin Coward of Changing Attitude on the Winchelsea affair is an exercise in obfuscation that anyone with half a forensic mind will be able to see right through.  Once again Changing Attitude attempt to combine

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Civil Partnerships and the Proposed Changes

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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Where were the Bishops?

One of the questions being asked after last week’s vote in the Lords is “Where were the Bishops”? Dave Walker of the Cartoon Church / Church Times has one suggestion. Funny! The truth is even more entertaining. Only two Lords

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