Tag: Clergy

CDM or EJM?

This morning the Guardian Komment Macht Frei published a piece by Giles Fraser quoting Bishop Alan Wilson on whether clergy can be charged under the Clergy Discipline Measure for entering a same-sex marriage. Its Section 7 lays down that matters

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Be Careful What You Wish For

You might get it. When Dame Heather Steel (of her own volition, but after consultation with the Bishop of Winchester) published an advert in the Jersey Evening Post asking for submissions to her in relation to the Terms of Reference

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Jersey – Dame Steel’s Terms of Reference Released

The Diocese of Winchester has released the Terms of Reference for Dame Heather Steel’s investigation as part of Bishop John Gladwin’s visitation. They give Dame Steel a wide remit to interview anyone and seek evidence from any source that she

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Crowned!

And if you want more, here’s my post from last year on why monarchies are a good thing, and also a portion of the Coronation Oath from sixty years ago. Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the

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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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