Author Archives: Jayne Ozanne

Jas’ Story – Please. Be. Kind.

by Jas, a former drug addict, Bible College Student and now married lesbian I was in prison when I first encountered Jesus. I had been a drug addict but when I met him, everything changed. It felt like I fell … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Story

by Lisa (a pseudonym), who is a trans woman from the North of England. When I agreed to tell this story, I was reluctant because this happened 20 year ago and I was unsure how much relevance it would have … Continue reading

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Timothy’s Story

A series of personal testimonies from LGBT Christians Conversion therapy is horrifying. Although I speak as a survivor, even then I am one of the lucky ones. I wasn’t given electric shocks, wasn’t forced to fast or strip, haven’t experienced … Continue reading

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Is God Inhuman?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s and Vice Chair of the Ozanne Foundation I’ve been reading Bill Bryson’s book The Body. It’s a fascinating read about the wonders of the human body and how much … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Just Leave?!

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media, Member of Synod and Director of the Ozanne Foundation “Why don’ you just leave the Church of England?” It’s the question I’m repeatedly asked by my non-church LGBT friends and allies after the … Continue reading

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It’s A Sin: The Myth of Homogeneity

by Father Richard Peers, Sub Dean of Christ Church, Oxford Extract from: Final Report – Independent Lessons Learned Review for Emmanuel Church Wimbledon (March 2021) “Theme 17: Homogeneity The Review illustrated that one of the biggest difficulties in identifying and … Continue reading

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‘Oi Vicar, Why Don’t You Heal Yourself?’

by the Revd Canon Timothy Goode, Rector of St Margaret’s, Lee, Disability Adviser to the Diocese of Southwark, Member of Archbishop’s Council and Co-Chair of MOSAIC ViaMedia.News · ‘Oi Vicar, Why Don’t You Heal Yourself? ’ – Canon Timothy Goode … Continue reading

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We May be Winning the Fight Against the Virus, but We Risk Losing Something Else…

by the Right Revd Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London It has been a long year. So many of us have suffered, whether through loss of those we love, loss of financial stability, loss of the freedom to see our … Continue reading

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Pandemics, Parishes & the ‘National Church’

by Revd Professor Robert Gilbert, Biochemistry Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford and Anglican parish priest  It’s a whole Church year since congregations first stopped worshipping together in person. A whole Church year since those who could, moved online. And although … Continue reading

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Families – Love ‘Em, Hate ‘Em

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Member of General Synod and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation I’m experiencing an interesting collision of three family stories as I sit down to write this piece. The … Continue reading

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