Tag Archives: House of Bishops

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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Living in Love and Faith: the final documents?

Yesterday, without much of a fanfare, some more documents were published to add to the ‘LLF book’, and the course, and the videos, and the podcasts, and the papers only accessible through registering with the ‘Hub’. We’d been expecting two … 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: 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 1

Radical new Christian inclusion; but who are ‘we’? Continue reading

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Bishops to show us the way

Today, the story trending on Twitter is that Phillip Schofield has come out as gay, at the age of 57. He has spoken movingly and passionately about the damage that concealment was doing to him and said that ‘all you … Continue reading

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How not to be pastoral: the bishops’ new statement on civil partnerships

Once again, it’s all about sex. Whatever we mean by that. A recent article in The Independent headlined ‘The sex-obsessed Church of England is digging its own grave‘ included the comment that the Church is ‘intent not just on digging its … Continue reading

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The Episcopal Teaching Document

Talking about sexuality in the Church of England… the next stage after Shared Conversations Continue reading

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Return to the public gallery

Having written to my bishops (replies received, thanks) and to lay representatives of my diocese on General Synod (wish I could say the same), I was sufficiently disappointed in the Bishops’ Report (GS2055) that I took the opportunity to go … Continue reading

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Behind closed doors

So how will General Synod get on with the Shared Conversations? Continue reading

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