Author Archives: Jayne Ozanne

‘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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Are ‘Leaders’ Biblical?

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford Subverting the language of Leadership before it subverts the Church A colleague who serves as a priest in the Church of Sweden recounts the deeply moving experience of attending an ordination … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – Choose to Challenge

by the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester In 2019, on a visit to the Holy Land I visited the church in Magdala and found myself faced with an enormous and extraordinary modern painting by Daniel Cariola depicting larger-than-life … Continue reading

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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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