Category Archives: Safeguarding

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 – 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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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: 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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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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Church Leader – Are You Helping or Harming?

by Jayne Ozanne, Member of General Synod, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and Chair of the Ban Conversion Therapy Coalition The “debate” around the need to ban “conversion therapy” has attracted more than its fair share of fake news and … Continue reading

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Making Ourselves ‘Other’

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford It is a privilege to respond to the Via Media series of moving and challenging reflections on LGBT+ Christians experience of the Church and the wider implications of that experience for … Continue reading

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