Category Archives: Living in Love & Faith

What Schitt’s Creek Can Teach the Church of England

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, Member of General Synod and Chair of One Body One Faith ViaMedia.News · What was your ‘lockdown box set binge’? The answer to that question depends on whether you … Continue reading

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One for All and All for One?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation The words which bind together Alexander Dumas’ Three Musketeers are also the unofficial motto of Switzerland, and date back … Continue reading

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Secrecy and an Unaccountable Church of England

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Author, Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation and member of General Synod Honestly, it drives me mad! When I first became a member of General Synod over ten years … Continue reading

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Solidarity, Oppression and the Church of England

by Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow in Medicine at Girton College Cambridge and ordinand at St Augustine’s College of Theology ‘But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream’ (Amos 5:24) Justice is a fundamental facet of … Continue reading

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Sexuality & Christianity – Does One Size Fit All?

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Vicar of St John’s Waterloo and Member of the Co-Ordinating Group for the  “Living in Love and Faith” Project In the midst of trying to work out in this COVID world what is permitted, … Continue reading

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Worldly Weddings – To Bless or Not to Bless?

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford On 14 February a former Bishop of Jarrow used to stand at the feet of the Angel of the North in Gateshead, and bless any couples who came along. Kitsch and … 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…But We Can Say Sorry

by the Revd Dr Christina Beardsley,  retired healthcare Chaplain, researcher and co-author of “This is My Body” and “Transfaith” On the 27th March 2020 the Guardian newspaper published ‘A letter to the UK from Italy: this is what we know … Continue reading

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Minding Our Adjectives…

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, Member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation What do the words ‘biblical’ and ‘orthodox’ mean for you? I trained at theological college (a very long time … Continue reading

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Bridges, Kingdom and Unity

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News, Member of General Synod and Director of the Ozanne Foundation It had been a good but frank meeting. As I rose to leave, I put out my hand and said: “You know, my heart … Continue reading

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