Author Archives: Jayne Ozanne

Church and State – The State We’re In!

by Anthony Archer, Central Member of the Crown Nominations Commission, member of General Synod and trustee of the Ozanne Foundation To be established or not to be established, is that the question? The Church of England is having a torrid … Continue reading

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If You Can Be Anything – Be Kind!

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, Chair of One Body One Faith and Member of General Synod In a world where you can be anything, be kind. The death of the TV presenter Caroline Flack … Continue reading

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General Synod: The Highs & Lows

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester The General Synod of the Church of England, which I’ve been attending most of this last week, is a body that attracts its fair share of criticism. Its internal debates can … Continue reading

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Living in Love & Faith – a View from the Pew

by Erika Baker, Convener of the Christians for LGBTI+ Equality Facebook Group The recent shockingly unpastoral ‘Pastoral Statement’ on opposite sex Civil Partnerships has again focused attention on the +2-year long Living in Love and Faith (LLF) process that is to … Continue reading

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Church & Sexuality: Like a Mighty Tortoise…

by Savitri Hensman, community worker, author of “Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness” and LGBTI+ equality activist In ‘appearance, talents, intelligence, social and cultural traits’, lesbians and gays ‘do not differ as a group from their heterosexual fellow human beings,’ according to an official Church … Continue reading

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Love, Sex, Hypocrisy & Power

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media News and Director of the Ozanne Foundation Abridged version of speech to William Temple Association, Bournemouth given on February 3rd 2020 and reported in The Guardian Most of you, I’m sure, will be … Continue reading

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Is All Well with the “Clergy Well Being” Covenant?

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford The Clergy Covenant for Well Being is solemnly affirmed and proclaimed as an ‘Act of Synod’. It looks like voting for parenthood and apple pie, but does raise serious questions. A … Continue reading

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