Category Archives: General Synod

The wisdom of Solomon (or, that was the week, that was)

‘What are you up to at the moment?’ When I’m asked that question by people unconnected to the Church of England, I tend to reply in a very vague way, because surely they don’t really want the details? But some … Continue reading

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The animal now exists: remembering the 30th anniversary of the ordination of women

On 11 November 1992, the Church of England voted in favour of ordaining women as priests. I was there, as a member of General Synod, sustained by the Bach Rescue Remedy passed along our row by a nun. It’s an … Continue reading

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Living in Love and Faith: some thoughts on the Church Society’s report

This week General Synod members received a report sent to them from the Church Society, taking issue with the most recent documents from LLF.  It was only a matter of time. It has been obvious, since the point at which the LLF process … Continue reading

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When the information flow stops: where is Living in Love and Faith?

The country, and the Church of England, return to normality today. I assume that means the country will return to the questions of economics, inequality, health and justice which have been put on hold. For the Church of England, among … Continue reading

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A Synod Divided: York Minster on Sunday

Is it too much to expect everyone on General Synod to be an Anglican? Continue reading

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What do the bishops think? LLF and trans people

Somehow conversion therapy is still OK for trans people? Why can’t the Church of England be a beacon of welcome and support for a group of people who really need that? Continue reading

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General Synod, February 2022: what felt most bizarre

Traumatic? A revelation? Or both? Continue reading

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February 2022 General Synod – before it starts

What being on General Synod really entails…
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General Synod: feeling the weight of the Church of England

This is the established Church. Its weight is still crushing people. Continue reading

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Handing on the baton? Part 2

As we pass on the baton of LLF, it seems pretty clear who the losers are Continue reading

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