Tag: Synod

Colin Coward Nails It

Sometimes the Director of Changing Attitude just gets it spot on. The Church of England knows it has a crisis on its hands. It thinks the crisis might be solved by gently persuading enough conservatives to overcome their convictions and

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Jersey – Deanery Synod Meets

The Deanery Synod in Jersey met last night and adopted the following motion. This Deanery Synod expresses its deep concern that the Commission of  the Very Reverend Robert Key, Dean of Jersey, should have been withdrawn, and requests the Bishop

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The Dys-established Church

Ponder with me for a moment the hypocrisy of the scene. In the House of Commons stands a man, Tony Baldry by name, who has the formal title of “Second Church Estates Commissioner”. He stands in his role as representing

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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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What’s Going to Happen at Synod – The Results!

Yes, the great survey that we had this week is over. A massive 55 of you participated in this ground-breaking exercise in harnessing the wisdom of the crowds (or summat). Here are the results. [poll id=”9″] Hmmmm… The forecast with

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What’s Going to Happen at Synod over Women Bishops?

One of the joys of being a Church of England Priest who works full-time as a statistician (only because no Bishop has been bold enough to give me a job – you know where I am) is that I can

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