Monthly Archives: July 2012

Monday: delayed but not denied

Well, it all came down to a vote just before lunch. And the decision was that we will refer the King’s Great Matter (or at least, the Bishops’ amendment 5(1)(c)) back to the Bishops when they meet in September. And … Continue reading

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Grace on Sunday?

The only hard news of the day is the announcement that there will definitely be a motion to adjourn the women bishops debate back to the Bishops. It’s all explained here.We’ll see what actually happens tomorrow! In the meantime – … Continue reading

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Saturday: straws in the wind

A visit to the tearoom today sees small huddles of people all the time, discussing ‘the King’s Great Matter’ as I have started to call it. (That’s a reference to Henry VIII and his desire to dump his wife, from … Continue reading

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Friday: a weekend in York begins…

Friday’s events There was a lightning strike at the university during the afternoon, which killed our Internet access, and was seen by some as a divine statement about our presumption n debating women and the episcopate again… Friday afternoon’s separate … Continue reading

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