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The Dys-established Church

Ponder with me for a moment the hypocrisy of the scene. In the House of Commons stands a man, Tony Baldry by name, who has the formal title of “Second Church Estates Commissioner”. He stands in his role as representing

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Women Bishops

OK then. I give in. Seeing as tomorrow is the start of the Extraordinary meeting of General Synod which will include on Tuesday a whole day debating the finalised motion with the Appleby amendment followed by a final vote, I

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The CofE’s Official Response to Gay Marriage

It’s out and it’s brilliant. [gview file=”https://www.peter-ould.net/wp-content/uploads/s-s-marriage.pdf” height=”600″ width=”700″ save=”1″] Lots of media reports this morning. Independent - Gay marriage is one of worst threats in 500 years, says Church of England Telegraph – Gay marriage raises prospect of disestablishment Guardian –

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Reflections on Outing

A reminder of some words I wrote a year ago. — The core of the argument against having Jeffrey John as the Bishop was laid out in a legal opinion offered from the legal team at Church House. In it they suggested

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Guest Post – Remembering Rowan

The following is a guest post by Revd Richard England, a Curate in Derby Diocese about to move to his first incumbency. ————- Remembering Rowan: A Voice from the Trenches Lots of people will be writing obituaries of Archbishop Rowan’s

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Osborne Report Published

Back in the 80s, before the publication of “Issues”, the Church of England commissioned a report on homosexuality. The so-called “Osborne Report” (named as such because it’s chair was the Rev June Osborne) was never formally published back then, but

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