In the name of the Bishop of Leicester, the House of Bishops has responded. I am grateful to the Secretary of State and her officials for the constructive way in which they have consulted with the Church on the issue …

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Here’s the statement by the new Primate of Uganda. It is very discouraging to hear that the Church of England, which once brought the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Uganda, has taken such a significant step away from that very …

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After two days of listening to leading members of CEEC and Reform talk about the “change” in policy (which is no real change at all) on clergy in Civil Partnerships being allowed to be considered for episcopal nominations, it strikes …

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What is it with the media? They have a perfectly well laid out news report in the Church Times which is followed up by a reasonable and easy to comprehend press release from the House of Bishops. Result? Apparently the …

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The text of Canon Stephen Barney’s reasons for the vote of no confidence in Philip Giddings is now public. My reason for asking members of the House to debate this motion is that I do not have confidence in our …

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The English House of Bishops have revealed the wording of their amendment to clause 5(1)c in the Women Bishops Legislation which caused so much fuss in Synod this summer. Out goes, the selection of male bishops or male priests the …

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