Today as I was listening to the speeches at General Synod I had a dawning epiphany. It was simply this – we need to vote yes and we need to trust that we can make the Code of Practice work …

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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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So the Manchester motion on Women Bishops failed to garner support, instead a motion was passed that pretty much asked the House of Bishops to look at the legislation before the summer session, but not to do anything substantial with …

Thoughts on Synod Read more »

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An interesting piece in today’s Independent which includes a story that lots of us knew about but no-one had published till today. The Church long ago decided there was essentially nothing to stop a gay man who lived a life …

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You may have seen the news reports in the papers on the decisions made yesterday at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian). Take, for example, this story in the Guardian. Scotland‘s largest protestant church has voted to …

What the Kirk Did (and Didn’t) Decide Read more »

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Over the past month or so since the publication of the interim recommendations of the revision committee there has been press release after blog post from the “inclusive” camp bemoaning the fact that the committee is recommending something that was …

Women Bishops Revision Committee Read more »

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