Monthly Archives: September 2016

Vocations in the Cupboard?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral The Church of England is working to increase vocations to ordination by 50%, including making them more diverse. This is most obvious in relation to ethnic origin, where … Continue reading

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The Essence of Being

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Rector and member of the National Executive for UNITE representing the Faithworkers’ Branch. Lord Rowan Williams opened Inspire at Magdalen College, Cambridge this Saturday by inviting delegates to consider the two most toxic ways … Continue reading

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Homophobia, Hugs and Headlines

by Pete Jermey, LGBTI Christian Last month Justin Welby made some much publicised remarks at the Greenbelt festival about the Church of England’s attitude towards gay relationships. He stated that the church needed to love and embrace everyone, including those … Continue reading

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Welcoming Signs

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester A few weeks ago, in the middle of an afternoon social event for retired clergy and their companions, I noticed a small number of people had wandered out of the house … Continue reading

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