Updated as information becomes available. 11:45 GMT 18th March – Meetings ongoing today in Jersey, including at the Town Church, St Helier. It is confirmed that the meeting between clergy and the Bishop on Saturday did not agree terms for …

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I’ve spoken to sources inside Winchester Diocese who have helped to clarify one or two matters re the story below. I can confirm that the Diocese of Winchester took legal advice from a senior QC with experience not only of …

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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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The “new” legal advice is nothing of the sort; it is identical to the one leaked in May by Andrew Brown of the Guardian. Let’s try and piece together the history of this document. 5th July 2010 – The Southwark …

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That title is a formal way of asking whether the legal opinion that was offered by Church House as part of the discernment process for the appointment of a new Bishop of Southwark was unfair. A large amount of comment …

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Well not technically in the print edition, but I was commissioned to do a column for the Comment is Free Belief section on, what else, gay bishops. Enjoy! The Church of England is in a mess and most of us …

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