Author Archives: Jayne Ozanne

The Idolatry of Being “Sound”

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor of the Province of Canterbury and Vicar of St Mary’s, Battersea A friend of mine who is now a bishop once said to me that being a parish priest is, in part, all … Continue reading

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Independence & Safeguarding: Marking Our Own Homework?

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and member of Living in Love and Faith project The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) issued its final report on the Church of England last … Continue reading

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Change is Coming…Even if We Feel the Record is Stuck

by the Ven Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon of Dudley and Member of General Synod “I can hear change humming In its loudest, proudest song. I don’t fear change coming, And so I sing along.” Words from US Youth Poet Laureate Amanda … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Talk About…Sex!

by Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge and ordinand at St Augustine’s College of Theology One of the slightly tiresome things that British people seem to do is say one thing when they really mean another.  I find … Continue reading

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What to ‘Give Up’ When Everything’s Been Taken Away?

by Canon Robert Hammond, is Lay Chair of Chelmsford Diocesan Synod and a Member of General Synod It’s that time of year when I’m sure we’ve all been asked by work colleagues:  ‘What are you giving up for Lent then?’ … Continue reading

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When You are Not Invited to the Table

by Augustine Tanner-Ihm is an African-American activist, writer, speaker who recently trained for the Anglican ministry at Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College, Durham, and now a Doctoral Student in Leadership, Culture, and Practical Theology at Bakke Graduate University.   In many American … Continue reading

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What place for minorities? Church, Status and Power

by Savitri Hensman,  community worker, author of “Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness” and LGBTI+ equality activist Like many others, I was dismayed when I read about an ill-judged tweet by a young cleric – but even more so by the official … Continue reading

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A Rock Climbers Guide to Church, History and the Future

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford “Always going forward; never uprooted”. At a tense meeting between Margaret Thatcher and David Sheppard in the aftermath of the Toxteth Riots, the Prime Minister asked the Bishop what he had … Continue reading

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LLF – Has There Been a Murder?

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Member of General Synod and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation  Has there been a murder or at least death by misadventure? Has Covid -19 killed Living in Love … Continue reading

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Who Are The Prophets in Charismatic Churches?

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor of the Province of Canterbury and Vicar of St Mary’s, Battersea Years ago I was invited by my then bishop to attend a day conference on Deliverance Ministry, about which he was a … Continue reading

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