Category Archives: Living in Love & Faith

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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The Darkness Within…

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury Some years ago I had the unenviable task of preaching a sermon to a congregation shortly after a member of the church had been arrested for alleged offences … Continue reading

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If You Can Be Anything – Be Kind!

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, Chair of One Body One Faith and Member of General Synod In a world where you can be anything, be kind. The death of the TV presenter Caroline Flack … Continue reading

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General Synod: The Highs & Lows

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester The General Synod of the Church of England, which I’ve been attending most of this last week, is a body that attracts its fair share of criticism. Its internal debates can … Continue reading

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Living in Love & Faith – a View from the Pew

by Erika Baker, Convener of the Christians for LGBTI+ Equality Facebook Group The recent shockingly unpastoral ‘Pastoral Statement’ on opposite sex Civil Partnerships has again focused attention on the +2-year long Living in Love and Faith (LLF) process that is to … Continue reading

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Church & Sexuality: Like a Mighty Tortoise…

by Savitri Hensman, community worker, author of “Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness” and LGBTI+ equality activist In ‘appearance, talents, intelligence, social and cultural traits’, lesbians and gays ‘do not differ as a group from their heterosexual fellow human beings,’ according to an official Church … Continue reading

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Love, Sex, Hypocrisy & Power

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media News and Director of the Ozanne Foundation Abridged version of speech to William Temple Association, Bournemouth given on February 3rd 2020 and reported in The Guardian Most of you, I’m sure, will be … 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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After the Apology – Surely the Centre Cannot Hold?

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Member of General Synod and Ozanne Foundation Trustee There has been an apology. I confess I don’t get it. The apology from the Archbishops was about the tone … Continue reading

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After the Apology – What Next?

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, an LGBT member of the co-ordinating group for the Living in Love and Faith project It’s been a pretty tumultuous and painful week. All sorts of people have been affected. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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