Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Challenge of Harmonious Difference

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Cathedrals have been in the news over the last few years, though not always for the reasons that they or the wider Church of England might like. However, … Continue reading

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Apologies, Forgiveness and IICSA

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham and Member of the General Synod It has been an extraordinary experience listening to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) on its excellent live streaming site. … Continue reading

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Salisbury Under Siege – What Does it Mean to be an Easter People?

by the Revd Canon Prof James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College, Salisbury   The last three weeks have been unsettling and at times disturbing that those of us who live and work in Salisbury. Sunday, 4 March 2018 changed the … Continue reading

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Is There Life for the Church After IICSA?

by the Revd Canon Anna Norman-Walker, Rector of Streatham and past member of General Synod Perhaps Holy Week is the perfect time for the Church to be putting its beliefs to the test. Death happens and with it the all-important … Continue reading

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St Francis – Suffering, Abuse of Power and the Love of God.

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester The popular image of St Francis of Assisi is that of a gentle lover of nature; a man who preached to the birds, tamed an aggressive wolf, and even picked … Continue reading

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The Stonewalling of Sexual Abuse…

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Leeds Diocese As a young child this limerick amused me no end, but as an ordained minister in the Church of England I’ve been bemused at the ready use of … Continue reading

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Church on the Ropes…

by the Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge We are just a couple of weeks into what will be many months of painful interrogation of the Church of England’s safeguarding record by the Independent Inquiry into Child … Continue reading

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