Category Archives: Guest Contributors

A Story of Transforming Love – and My Mother

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  Jayne Ozanne · A Story of Transforming Love & My Mother by the Revd … Continue reading

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The Thorny Question of Desire!

by Jeremy Marks, Founder of Post-Courage and Winner of the Colin Blakely Lifetime Achievement Award  To the woman [the LORD] said, “. . . in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband . … Continue reading

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Blessings & Same-Sex Relationships

by the Revd Dr Andrew Knight, Vicar of St Mary’s, Diocese of Chester It was the conversation I had been anticipating with some trepidation since beginning my ordained ministry. Two young Christian men, long-term partners, enquiring as to whether the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Guides – The Key to Transformation?

by the Very Revd Rogers Govender MBE, Dean of Manchester and Chair of the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns  Every visitor attraction and Cathedral in this country has a number of guides to help people navigate the place. These … Continue reading

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Ghana, Synod & the “Othering” of LGBTQI People

by the Revd Dr Charlie Bell,  Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge and Assistant Curate, St John the Divine, Kennington The events of the last week or so have not been good for the Anglican Communion, or for LBGTQI people. As … Continue reading

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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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‘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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Fr Alan Griffin – Unconscious Homophobia?

by Canon James Mustard, Canon Precentor at Exeter Cathedral The tragic circumstances of the death last year of Fr Alan Griffin have been the subject of national media attention.  The Coroner’s report – a “Prevention of Future Deaths report”- released … Continue reading

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