Category Archives: Church of England

Spiritual Blindness & its Root of Fear

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News Do you believe in Spiritual Blindness?  I must admit, I do. I define it as something spiritual that happens to people, often because of something that has happened to them in their past, which … Continue reading

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Power, Abuse and the Sense of Entitlement

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester Ten years or so ago we learned that significant numbers of UK politicians were taking an extremely generous view as to what constituted legitimate expenses. In the last few weeks we’ve … Continue reading

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“Cassock Chasers” and Compromised Clergy

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Some recent blogging about sexual abuse and harassment in the Church of England has referred to ‘cassock chasers’. When I read it, it was a phrase new to me; … Continue reading

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Does “Othering” Exist in Our Church, and Does this Lead to Exclusion?

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds As Director of Lay Training for the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, my team will shortly be rolling out unconscious bias training throughout the Diocese which is likely … Continue reading

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Twitter Moments – The General and The Particular

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool A brief Twitter conversation last week between Madeleine Davies, Andrew Graystone and me, and a reflection from Rachel Mann which was prompted by that conversation – these things form the backdrop … Continue reading

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How Do Churches Die?

by the Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge In the 1960s and 1970s, faced with the rapid contraction of churchgoing in Britain, sociologists, social commentators and theologians often predicted the demise of the mainstream churches.  Traditional Christianity, … Continue reading

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My Confusion Regarding Claims of Sexual Harassment

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury Part of my partner’s job is to deal with disciplinary complaints in his workplace. Among the matters he has to investigate are allegations of sexual harassment and other … Continue reading

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