Category Archives: Church of England

For Grenfell – Where Were You?

by Rev Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds It took some courage for the Prime Minister to make her apology on Tuesday, for the nation was truly shell-shocked by the Grenfell disaster, and Mrs May’s summary … Continue reading

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Bishops and Transforming Love

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Over the last few months the Vacancy in See Committee of the Diocese of London has been working to set out our view of what kind of bishop … Continue reading

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Walking Beside Our Neighbour

by the Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford Everyone of us has been appalled and deeply shocked by the wicked terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday night. We abhor the horror; we mourn the terrible … Continue reading

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ReNew and Reject….

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Chair of Human Sexuality Group on General Synod 50 years ago the watershed conference at Keele University committed Anglican Evangelicals to working within the Church of England.  Evangelical readers of this blog will know … Continue reading

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A Question of Christian Identity?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News Later this week, the University of Chester will host a one-day conference on “Sexuality and Anglican Identities”.  It promises to be an interesting day with speakers offering a wide range of perspectives – from … Continue reading

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Adjectival Insufficiency

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Convocation of Canterbury When I was in full-time theological education, our training was enriched by a number of people who were not pursuing a vocation to ordination but were seeking to … Continue reading

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Why Should the Devil Have All the Best Tunes (and Words)?

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester My music teacher at secondary school was fond of the saying, “Why should the devil have all the best tunes?” Under his tutelage, morning assemblies went far beyond the contents of … Continue reading

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