Tag: Members

Men and Women in Marriage

There has been much fuss over the past week or so to do with the publication by the Church of England Faith and Order Committee (FaOC) of their report “Men and Women in Marriage“. I want to briefly explore two

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General Synod Elections – Transfer Analysis Bath and Wells

This is an example of STV transfer analysis, undertaken on the Election for Laity members in Bath and Wells. Given that Bath and Wells published online their candidate’s election addresses, it has been possible to survey them and make assessments

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The State We’re In

Some profound wisdom this morning from Vic. —- Once upon a time there were some pointyheads (aka bishops) who realised that less people were coming to their churches and playing with them and God. They looked at the falling numbers

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Martin Warner becomes Bishop of Whitby

Just spotted the news that Canon Martin Warner, currently at St Paul’s Cathedral, is to become the next Bishop of Whitby. Fantastic news as Martin is one of the more prominent dissenters from the majority view on the ordination of

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Who wears the trousers?!

A friend is anticipating the arrival of his baby girl next month and the prospect of (very) imminent fatherhood has led him to ponder what it means to be the leader in his family. I personally am ecstatic to see

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How Gordon annoyed the most important people…

Nadine Dorries reports how it doesn’t get any better than this in terms of the 10p tax debacle. Stood at the till paying for my toasted tea cake and tea just as the lovely members’ tea room staff were handed

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