Author Archives: Jayne Ozanne

We Can’t Go Back…to Preserving Bricks & Mortar

by the Ven Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon of Dudley and Member of General Synod A small group of beleaguered disciples, tired, fearful and disappointed, uncertain about the future, meeting behind closed doors, wistfully reminiscing about the crowds who had at one … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Breathlessness

by the Rt Revd Philip North, Bishop of Burnley ‘I can’t breathe.’ Following the lynch-mob style killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police, his dying words have become the cry of dispossessed and impoverished BAME communities first in the States … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Pretending!

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, Chair of OneBodyOneFaith and Member of General Synod Like many others I have experienced a ‘Corona Coaster’ of emotions during lockdown. One day I’m coping and am positive and … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to not Caring about Care

by Alison Webster, Deputy Director of Mission (Social Responsibility) in the Diocese of Oxford and author of ‘Found Out‘ and ‘You Are Mine’ I have spent a lot of time recently looking out of windows. Commuting long distances by car … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Social Distancing

by the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester I refuse to use the term ‘social distancing’ because it expresses something which is already far too prevalent in our country and world. In recent days as I have read social … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Pre-Judging Our “Good Samaritans”

by Dr Jamie Harrison, a GP in Durham, Research Fellow in Healthcare and Religion at Durham University and the Chair of the General Synod’s House of Laity Since lockdown, I have spent an hour or so each week on a … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back….to Power Games & Inequality

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Author, Member of General Synod and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation In France, apparently, one of the biggest worries about lockdown was how single Parisienne women would cope: … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Our Old Familiar Cages!

by the Revd Tim Goode, Rector of St Margaret’s, Lee, Disability Adviser to the Diocese of Southwark and Member of General Synod ‘I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Being Focused on Our Own Significance

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford “…let me be employed for you or laid aside for you” – John Wesley. John Wesley’s covenant prayer is one of the finest pieces of Christian writing in English. And one … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…But We Can Say Sorry

by the Revd Dr Christina Beardsley,  retired healthcare Chaplain, researcher and co-author of “This is My Body” and “Transfaith” On the 27th March 2020 the Guardian newspaper published ‘A letter to the UK from Italy: this is what we know … Continue reading

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