Category Archives: Living in Love & Faith

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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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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Synod: A Call to Simplify Our Structures

by Rt Hon Canon Sir Tony Baldry, who was MP for Banbury (1983 – 2015), Second Estates Commissioner (2010 – 2015) and Chair of the Church Buildings Council (2015 – 2019) I have some reflections on my time on General Synod … Continue reading

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LGBT Stories: Bring on the Ban!

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation This is a brief and unoriginal article, simply reminding us what we have done as a Church, and what the Government has done, and what … Continue reading

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LGBT Stories: “Texts of Terror” – Are We Helping or Harming?

by the Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London and Chair of the LLF Next Steps Group The series of testimonies of LGBT Christians that can be found here are texts of terror. Vilified, self-condemnation, disgust, self-hatred, abominable, humiliated, … Continue reading

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LLF: Building the Bridge as We Cross It …

by the Revd David Runcorn, theological teacher, author and Spiritual Director Living in Love and Faith is unique. I am not talking about the content. I mean it is unlike anything the Church of England has produced before to discern … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Just Leave?!

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media, Member of Synod and Director of the Ozanne Foundation “Why don’ you just leave the Church of England?” It’s the question I’m repeatedly asked by my non-church LGBT friends and allies after the … 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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