Tag: Ordained Ministry

What Kind of Celibacy?

With the news this morning that Jeffrey John has apparently been short-listed for Durham, I thought it would be worth just exploring again what the House of Bishops intended when they issued their Pastoral Statement on Civil Partnerships and what

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Sam Norton on the Future of the Church of England

Controversial, but powerful stuff. The general problem remains, however. The nature of the ministry than a priest is called to, in the way that Rowan articulates, is – to generalise hugely – a ministry that will become rarer and rarer

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Things that are wrong with the Church of England #26

One of the joys of job-hunting in the Church of England is that you come across some priceless examples of self-delusion. Take for example this job in a rural diocese. In the extended advert there is this brilliant final line:

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A Quick Word on What’s Happening at Gen Con

Ruth G has by far the most balanced summary of the vote on D025 and the response at Synod in York. The Archbishop of Canterbury told General Synod today that he ‘regrets’ the decision by The Episcopal Church house of

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