Category Archives: Coronavirus

Scripture & Sexuality – Taking Nothing For Granted

by the Ven Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon of Dudley, Member of General Synod and Co-Founder of the Evangelical Forum on General Synod ViaMedia.News · Scripture & Sexuality – Taking Nothing for Granted – Ven Nikki Groarke At the beginning of this … Continue reading

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Wise Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever!

by the Ven Elizabeth Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney Our leadership matters now more than ever, as we look to our leaders to steer us through these choppy and unpredictable waters. The world has been faced with grave uncertainty because of … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back….But We Will, Unless…

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and a Member of General Synod “Real power lies in the people!” Earlier this week I was privileged to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu say these powerful words during … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…So We Need to Take Care of Our Mental Health

by the Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London and former Chief Nursing Officer ‘Coronavirus has our brains pinging on “future threat,” driving global anxiety and shared fear, as we all live in this extreme state of uncertainty.’ … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…Even When We Do!

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester From this weekend, churches have the option, subject to a risk assessment, of reopening their premises for public acts of worship. Over the next few weekends I expect, and indeed hope, … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to 2020 Vision

by Dr Rachel Jepson, Member of General Synod, Teacher and PhD in Education ― “Death and Life After Death: Children’s Concepts and Their Place in Religious Education” “I have come in order that you might have life ― life in … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…To Looking After No 1!

by the Ven Malcolm Chamberlain, Archdeacon of Sheffield & Rotherham and Member of General Synod On Monday 4th May, six weeks into the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown, The Guardian newspaper published an article by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett under the … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Ignoring Those We Do Not See

by the Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton ‘You don’t belong here’ were the words spoken to me on my first Sunday evening as curate.  I must say I felt quite affronted, I was nervous enough.  It had been … Continue reading

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Lockdown Testimonies – Sue

by Sue, a Lay Minister who was born as a deaf person  Lockdown/shut down, frustration, isolation, loneliness was a normal life for me…then Covid 19 came to stay and our lives have turned upside down! I am used to being … Continue reading

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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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