Many of you by now will have seen the press release from Anglican Mainstream about the ordination of a pastor from Sheffield by a Kenyan bishop. Nearly 10 years later both parent and daughter churches have continued to grow numerically …

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Here’s the big unanswered question for the House of Bishops – will they permit clergy to enter same-sex marriages? As was pointed out in a comment on yesterday’s post, the new law seems to suggest that the Church of England can if …

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Most home theological libraries will have a number of books on the issue of women in leadership. Now there is a new volume to add to the sometimes interminable debate as to whether women should be bishops, should be ordained …

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Judith Maltby, the Chaplain of Corpus Christi College in Oxford, has written a piece for the Guardian’s Comment is Free section on their web. In it she unfortunately demonstrates a lack of real engagement with the theological objections of those …

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The Church of England has published a draft measure and code of practice ahead of February’s session of General Synod. I’ve only had a cursory glance as I’m still on holiday, but two things strike me immediately: The code of …

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I’ve been made aware that in the post below I may have been referencing the wrong measure as regards to how Dudley was dealth with. It appears on closer inspection that that 1963 Ecclesiastical Jurisdicton Measure (EJM) is the one …

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