Category Archives: Human Sexuality

Lessons My Mother Taught Me…Like When Best to Say Nothing

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Former Chair of the General Synod’s Human Sexuality Group and member of the co-ordinating group for the Living in Love and Faith project My mother was quite stern with me, when I was a … Continue reading

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Dear Church – A Valentine Lesson in Love

by Sara Gillingham, lay member of Guildford Diocese who raises awareness of issues faced by people born with intersex traits. Despite the notable absence of Valentine’s Cards falling through my letter box, my thoughts nevertheless turn to Love. In particular I … Continue reading

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A Special Place in Hell….and the Road to Heaven

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester In perhaps the most metaphysical intervention of the Brexit debate thus far, suddenly Hell has become part of the debate. It arrived with the suggestion from one European leader that it … Continue reading

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Elephants, Penguins, Procreation & Japanese Knotweed

by Dr Meg Warner, Old Testament Theologian, Member of General Synod and author of Abraham Last week’s edition of the Church Times (1/2/2019) ‘balanced’ a report of Dr Christina Beardsley’s decision to leave the Church of England’s sexuality project (‘Living … Continue reading

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Living in Love & Faith – The Challenge of Getting Heard

by the Revd Marcus Green, Rector of Steeple Aston, author of The Possibility of Difference and Member of the Living in Love and Faith Project. It was with enormous sadness that I read of the Revd Dr Christina Beardsley’s decision … Continue reading

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A Trans Priest’s Response to the “Harmful” Open Letter

by the Revd Dr Tina Beardsley, retired healthcare Chaplain, researcher and co-author of This is My Body and Transfaith As I write this I’m on my way to Basingstoke to give an after-dinner talk to the Southern Federation of the … Continue reading

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Transphobic Letters, Mansplaining & Male Violence.

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham and Member of General Synod. How many more ways can some Christians find to express their bigotry and judgementalism? I spent last Saturday morning on a study day, … Continue reading

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