Tag: Dioceses

More on the Sheffield Spat

The advantage of having such a widely read public forum to ask questions in is that you then get answers. A number of people have written to me to clarify some of the issues around yesterday’s post on the irregular

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Church Decline in England?

I wanted to add some form of contribution to recent debate over whether there is decline in numbers worshipping in the Church of England. I took some figures from the Statistics department of the Archbishops’ Council and analysed them on

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Women Bishops – The Numbers

All 44 dioceses have voted and the results are in. The Women Bishops legislation will return to Synod in the new year and will see the critical decision. Which way will the vote go? At first, looking at the results

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The Synod Vote on the Covenant

Blimey. Wednesday saw the first Synod vote before it goes off to the dioceses for discussion. I was not expecting the “No Anglican Covenant” (NAC) position to have been as annihilated as it was. Bishops Clergy Laity In favour 39

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(Almost) Full General Synod Election Results

As I mentioned three days ago, it is simply impossible to get hold of the full General Synod Election Results on the Church of England website. I have therefore spent the past week trying to get hold of those results

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Women Bishops – Now What?

I’m sure most of you know already the events yesterday at General Synod. Three different amendments were presented to the Women Bishops legislation, each of which designed in their own way to provide some statutory recognition and protection for those

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