Tag: Episcopate

Civil-Partnered Bishops?

Canon Andrew Goddard has written a piece on the ACI website exploring issues around the statement made last month that the “ban” on clergy in Civil Partnerships becoming Bishops was being lifted. Has anything changed? By applying the requirements of

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Statement from House of Bishops on Human Sexuality

http://www.churchofengland.org/media/1289380/gsmisc997.pdf The money quotes are in the accompanying letter from the Bishop of Norwich. To avoid pre-empting the outcome of the review the House has concluded that clergy in civil partnerships should not, at present, be nominated for episcopal appointment.  The review

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Double Standards?

Methinks John Richardson makes a marvellous point. Some would regard the termination of the period of reception by the fiat of Synod as a job well done. Others, however, would regard it as a betrayal, not least of the talk,

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