Monthly Archives: September 2018

Lizzie’s Legacy – The Urgent Need for Signposting in Every Church

by Erika Baker, Convener of the Christians for LGBTI+ Equality Facebook Group It is four years since 14-year old Lizzie Lowe took her own life because she could not reconcile her sexuality with her Christian faith and because she did … Continue reading

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“Welcome to My Church!”

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool  When I was a Team Vicar, 25 years ago or so, my church had a car park. Arriving at church on my day off one day I found a man parked … Continue reading

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Bishops – Please Show Us Your Workings

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Former Chair of the Human Sexuality Group on General Synod I am glad to have among my friends several candidates for ordination, currently testing their vocations or in training.  I’m encouraged by the quality … Continue reading

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Is Good Disagreement Possible?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News and Director of the Ozanne Foundation This is the question that I presume many within the Church – particularly the College of Bishops, which met last week – are currently debating and asking. As … Continue reading

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Time for “A New Evangelism”?

by the Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge Whatever the causes of Church decline – and I’ve spent much of my adult life researching this and writing about it – and whatever the scale or the finality … Continue reading

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Sex, Lies & Voting Records

by the Revd Neil Patterson, Director of Ordinands, Hereford Diocese and Member of General Synod The thoughts leading to this post arose a little while ago as my partner David and I enjoyed watching A Very English Scandal, the dramatization … Continue reading

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