Category Archives: Guest Contributors

“Yoga-Gate” – Fundamentalism in a Twist

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of  Chelmsford One of my fellow Deans recently faced “Yoga-gate”. A yoga class meeting in the nave of the Cathedral attracted negative attention. Just before Christmas a vicar banning yoga classes from church … Continue reading

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Uganda’s Unholy Trinity & the Forgotten Martyrs

by the Revd Dr Nick Bundock, Team Rector of St James & Emmanuel, Didsbury The ‘Shrine of the Martyrs’ is located in Namugongo, which is a township about 16 kilometres north-east of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city and one of the … Continue reading

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A Call to Repentance – A Lenten Reflection

by the Revd Robert Thompson, Vicar St Mary’s, Kilburn & St James’, West Hampstead and host of Open Table, London Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent echo the insistent call of God to renewal and reform in personal, communal … Continue reading

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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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Living in Love & Faith – What the Bishops Need to Learn…

by Prof Helen King and the Revd Canon Dr Judith Maltby, both Academic Historians involved with the Living in Love and Faith report Where is the project Living in Love and Faith (LLF) going now, after the ‘Pastoral Statement’ on … Continue reading

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Remembrance, Inclusion & Identity

by Lord Ian Blair of Broughton, cross bench peer, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner and parishioner in the Diocese of Oxford In this period of remembrance, I have been reflecting on the time-limited nature of memory. I was born after World War … Continue reading

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On Brexit, Becket and Signs of the Times

by Lord Blair of Boughton, cross bench peer, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner and parishioner in the Diocese of Oxford As a newcomer to this site, my task in writing a first post has not been made much easier by looking … Continue reading

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