Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Power of Feeling over Thinking

by the Very Revd David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s I write this on the day that the British Government is triggering Article 50 to take Britain out of the European Union: a day regarded as totemic by many, but … Continue reading

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Are We an Institutionally Homophobic Church?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News In my experience people rarely set out to offend.  However, it is often sadly what people leave unsaid or undone (what I call “Sins of Omission”) which unwittingly cause the greatest offense.  If we’re … Continue reading

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Learning From our Disagreements

by the Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford I would like to thank Bishop Stephen Cottrell  for his Presidential Address to the Chelmsford Diocesan Synod on 11th March 2017. It was beautifully written, considered and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Shared Conversations

by the Rt Revd Martin Seeley, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich I am very glad I participated as a diocesan representative in our regional Shared Conversations. I came away inspired by the honesty and trust we were able to … Continue reading

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Reflecting on “That” Report and Debate

by Anthony Archer, a Member of General Synod for the Diocese of St Albans Anthony Archer has written the following as part of his “report back” to his diocese on the recent General Synod Group of Sessions.  He inevitably focused … Continue reading

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