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IICSA concludes – for now

Reflections as IICSA’s three weeks of hearings come to an end, with links to key evidence. Continue reading

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IICSA’s first Anglican week

IICSA’s first week on the Anglican Church is over. It’s caused me some pretty serious reflections… Continue reading

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It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday…

Saturday 10 February: A sober synod majors on safeguarding and welcoming people with Down’s Syndrome Continue reading

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Move in a little closer, baby *

Friday 9 February at Synod: 2 big inputs from one Archbishop, 3 powerful speeches from the Global South. Methodism. Food Waste. C Cathedrals.Jammy Dodgers Continue reading

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The leader(s) of the pack *

Day One (Thursday 8) of February 2018 General Synod Continue reading

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Oh, won’t you stay (just a little bit longer)?*

Preview of a Synod that meets on a Saturday! – safeguarding, Methodism, Bishops and more. Continue reading

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Good times, better times *

After the tensions of the weekend, General Synod had a more typical day on Monday. Sighs of relief all round. And, as it happened, the subjects for debate were things we tended to agree about. So things ended better than … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me *

Sentamu and Justin today in the  Minster. (Pic credit: Ravage Productions) It’s always a big event: a full Minster, stunning music, both Archbishops in full rig… Yes, it’s the York Synod Sunday morning. For members whose normal Sunday routine is … Continue reading

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Stop! In the name of love *

There was an expectant hush in the chamber first thing this morning when Archbishop Justin stood to introduce Next steps on human sexuality – the presentation about the Teaching Document. A lot hangs on how this works. Next faltering steps … Continue reading

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There’s something in the air *

The first day of this Synod has been described as ‘tetchy’, ‘prickly’ and ‘febrile’. Underlying the routine business that always begins the meeting there was a current of tense, personal, and fierce differences about sexuality matters. It was there from … Continue reading

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