Monthly Archives: July 2015

I saw her standing there *

A year ago I posted about what I thought might be one of the last ‘all-bloke affair’ consecrations of Bishops. Well, yesterday I was present in a formal, up-close-and-personal way at the Province of Canterbury’s first consecration of not one, … Continue reading

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But then you know it’s time for them to go *

Trying to sum up the last day of a Synod is really difficult. Not least because you get into a rush getting away and heading for home. But today was the last day – not just of this session, but … Continue reading

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Good day, Sunshine *

As a Bishop’s Chaplain, I do ‘big church’ fairly often. It’s not that I don’t like it, but I can’t take too much of large-scale liturgy, grand choirs and all that goes with it. However, my role as a minor … Continue reading

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Who’s sorry now? *

We got seriously surreal this morning! We worked our way through a succession of largely technical legislative materials, finishing with proposals to alter the rules about who has authority to decide on disposing of church furnishings. Simon Cawdell from Hereford … Continue reading

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When will I see you again? *

On the bus from York station to the University I fell into conversation with another member. She wondered if I was hoping to come back to the new Synod in November. My answer? “Well, maybe…” I asked if she was thinking … Continue reading

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This could be the last time… *

Today (10 July) sees the beginning of a rather special Synod. It’s the last time the present membership will gather. The five year term is up (yes, the Church of England beat the UK government to fixed terms, only, being … Continue reading

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