Category Archives: Human Sexuality

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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General Synod: Over and Out!

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation Jayne very kindly invited me to reflect on my 11 years on General Synod, as the new Synod is about to begin. … 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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Ghana: “Grandma, What Big Teeth You Have….!”

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight and Chair of OneBodyOneFaith On social media this last week I saw a light-hearted post which questioned how Little Red Riding Hood fails to recognise that a wolf has … 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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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: Coming Out for it All!

by the Revd Nicky Skipworth, Priest in Charge of the Parish of Harworth and Bircotes, Styrrup and Hesley (Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham) I’d like to open this piece by telling you that I am (as far as I’m concerned, … Continue reading

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