Monthly Archives: November 2015

Negotiations and love songs *

We moved today from the decorative constitutional stuff to the hard politics. From our delightful and decorative relationship with the monarchy to the much more difficult area of negotiations with the State over things that matter. This curious relationship between … Continue reading

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Her Majesty’s a very nice girl *

Absolutely no disrespect intended, but it is remarkable to see how the presence of the Queen transforms the mood. At Westminster Abbey this morning there was a lot of waiting about before the inaugural Synod service began, but once the … Continue reading

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What did you learn in school today? *

It was the first day today, and the new students had a pretty exhausting time of it. An intensive induction programme covered so much ground that they would be excused if they stayed home tomorrow to recover. There was a … Continue reading

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We’ve only just begun… *

One of the interesting things about this Synod is that half of the lay and clergy membership are new. So – despite all the interest groups claiming they had a good election – no-one really knows how the new Synod will … Continue reading

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Even the bad times are good *

Bathwellschap tries to give some background to debates and procedures at the General Synod. Some people think I am slightly sad to enjoy it all. But I do! Have a look around… the pull-down menus above will give you a … Continue reading

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