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I’m going home… *

Culture change, detailed change, life changes – the final morning of General Synod. Continue reading

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I went down to the sacred store *

There’s reform in the air, and money to spare. Monday at General Synod – with a little internal trouble with cameras. Continue reading

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Together we can make it happen; wait and see *

Sunday in York: go to church, talk Safeguarding, Methodism and Refugees. Oh, and contactless church collections. Continue reading

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Take good care of yourself *

A Saturday Synod with the emphasis on care: for clergy, for victims of serious violence – and for how we discuss human sexuality carefully. Continue reading

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I know there’s an answer

Lots of questions, some answers: the opening day of the York General Synod Continue reading

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A bridge over troubled water *

A cheerful preview of what’s happening at Synod this weekend: ecumenism, safeguarding, and much else. Continue reading

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Love of the common people *

Gypsies, Travellers, youth evangelism and the state of the nation. A really full day to close the February Synod. And the Bishop/custard conundrum, too. Continue reading

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Listen, do you want to know a secret? *

Evangelism (three diffent looks), Environment and Standing Orders. Unmissable Friday Synod report… Continue reading

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How many years can some people exist? *

Safeguarding (again); the joys of Deanery Synod; Human sexuality work and a revolution by the members. Thursday at General Synod. Continue reading

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But when the weekend comes, she knows where we will be… *

Diary dates. Trans-gender questions, even Songs of Praise. Plus: Clergy – snowflakes or stressed? Continue reading

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