Category Archives: Coronavirus

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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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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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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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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IICSA, ‘Living in Love and Faith’ & Lockdown 3.0

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and member of Living in Love and Faith project Lockdown 3: how’s it going for you? I’m finding it far worse this time around. Living with uncertainty … Continue reading

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Wise Words for this Year’s End…

by the Right Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”And … Continue reading

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Scripture & Sexuality – Taking Nothing For Granted

by the Ven Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon of Dudley, Member of General Synod and Co-Founder of the Evangelical Forum on General Synod ViaMedia.News · Scripture & Sexuality – Taking Nothing for Granted – Ven Nikki Groarke At the beginning of this … Continue reading

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Wise Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever!

by the Ven Elizabeth Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney Our leadership matters now more than ever, as we look to our leaders to steer us through these choppy and unpredictable waters. The world has been faced with grave uncertainty because of … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back….But We Will, Unless…

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and a Member of General Synod “Real power lies in the people!” Earlier this week I was privileged to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu say these powerful words during … Continue reading

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