Category Archives: 2017: July – York

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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Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!)

There are two big differences to this July Synod. One is cultural, the other is procedural. The cultural change is the complete cancellation of late-evening sessions. No more earnest debating till 10.00 p.m.  – it’s all going to be over … Continue reading

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