Category Archives: Simon Butler

A Via Media in Safeguarding?

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury  Via Media is billed as Rediscovering the Middle Ground. Among the polarisations within the church today is the one that exists between what we might not-quite-helpfully identify as … Continue reading

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After IICSA: Facing Up to Clericalism

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury I tell a story against myself. When I was a young naval officer, I recall the first time the ship I served in docked in a military harbour. Keen … Continue reading

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My Confusion Regarding Claims of Sexual Harassment

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury Part of my partner’s job is to deal with disciplinary complaints in his workplace. Among the matters he has to investigate are allegations of sexual harassment and other … Continue reading

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This Love Ain’t Big Enough!

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor of the Province of Canterbury Someone I know is getting married this month. He is an active sincere Christian and his faith has been nurtured in his local middle-of-the-road parish church; he is … Continue reading

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In Praise of Activists…

by the Rev Simon Butler, Prolocutor of the Province of Canterbury  Please Note – this article, written by Canon Simon Butler, has been published by him with support of other Via Media contributors. Ms Ozanne has had no say in … Continue reading

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Adjectival Insufficiency

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Convocation of Canterbury When I was in full-time theological education, our training was enriched by a number of people who were not pursuing a vocation to ordination but were seeking to … Continue reading

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The Anti-Testimony (on reading the House of Bishops’ Report)

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Convocation of Canterbury We tell stories in church – they’re called testimonies – we tell stories of those who in dark times turn to God. And we rejoice. But this story … Continue reading

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