Category Archives: Good Disagreement

General Synod: What Would Compromise Look Like?

by the Revd Neil Patterson, Director of Vocations & Ordinands in the Diocese of Hereford and Vice-Chair of the General Synod Gender & Sexuality Group A number of commentators, including Simon Butler, Helen King and Charlie Bell, have taken the … Continue reading

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General Synod – A Pragmatic View from the Middle Ground

by the Ven Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon of Dudley and part of convening group for the Evangelical Forum on General Synod As I arranged to borrow a colleague’s academic gown, and rescued my crumpled white preaching bands from the depths of … Continue reading

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On Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali’s Move to Rome…

by Revd Trevor Wyatt, Vicar of Christ Church,  Bexleyheath and Co-Chair of MOSAIC  As has been widely reported in the media, Rt Revd Michael Nazir-Ali, former Bishop of Rochester, was recently received into the full communion of the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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General Synod: Once More Unto the Breach?

by Canon Simon Butler, Member of General Synod and Vicar of St Mary’s, Battersea In two weeks’ time the new General Synod will be inaugurated. Synodical psephologists are already analysing the results, trying to see where they lead, especially on … Continue reading

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‘The Bible is Clear’, Consent & ‘Conversion Therapy’

by the Revd Canon Dr Phil Groves, former Director of the Anglican Communion Office (2006 – 2016) and Associate Rector Wychert Vale Benefice  In the public debate over ‘conversion therapy’ the leaders of evangelical powerhouses such as the Evangelical Alliance … Continue reading

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General Synod: The Importance of Compromise & Conscience

by the Revd Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge  and curate at St John the Divine, Kennington   The next few years in General Synod are going to be challenging ones. There are a number of substantial issues … Continue reading

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General Synod: the Abomination of Desolation

by Jayne Ozanne, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and Editor of ViaMedia.News I grew up in a church culture that taught me that we are in a constant spiritual battle, that the devil is in the process of massing his … Continue reading

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General Synod: Honest to God!

by the Revd Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge  and curate at St John the Divine, Kennington ‘Integrity’ is not, perhaps, the first word we might associate with elections. Those who run for high office will often find … Continue reading

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General Synod: Permitting Discrimination is Very Dangerous!

by Canon Jenny Humphreys, former member of General Synod (2010 – 2021), member of WATCH and member of the Bath & Wells Vacancy in See Commission I write halfway through the election process for a new General Synod. I remain … Continue reading

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How to Help Change the Church of England…

by Nic Tall, General Synod Elections Coordinator – Inclusive Church Voting works – change is happening! In June the Methodist Conference voted to allow same-sex marriages.  In September the Governing Body of the Church in Wales voted to introduce a … Continue reading

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