Tag Archives: Church Commissioners

It was. Am I?

The imminent demise of the (print version) of the Independent has made me rather sad. We get attached to various media sources: they can control or twist our world-view. If someone takes them away, we feel bereft and have to … 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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The Dangling Conversation(s) *

General Synod, Thursday 12 February. The headlines of the day, for me, were miles away from the preceding two days. A packed lunch time fringe meeting (I mean the room was full, not that there were lots of sandwich boxes) … Continue reading

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Forty Shades of Green *

The first day of this short session has been curiously lop-sided. We began with worship, and then paid attention to the real world outside. Archbishop Warda, Archbishop of the Chaldean diocese of Erbil, spoke softly and movingly about the horrendous … Continue reading

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I’m waiting for the day *

So we all hopped onto coaches this morning and headed into York city centre – not for a tourist trip but to attend the Sung Eucharist service in the fabulous Minster: a great Synod tradition. It gets us off site and … Continue reading

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I say a little prayer *

Writing up the last day of Synod is always a bit difficult, largely because of the rush to get home. That’s especially true this week, with Paddington trains to the West severely restricted because of flooding at Maidenhead. Fortunately Waterloo … Continue reading

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Tell me why (I don’t like Mondays) *

So, what have we learned? Now, do remember as you read this, bathwellschap is a personal view… The new Bishop’s housing row made a short, but significant impact on Day 1 of these sessions. The day started with a press … Continue reading

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QUESTION: “Why do we never get an answer?” *

This blog is normally confined to General Synod matters. I don’t talk about other diocesan issues. But there are around half a dozen Questions about the Bishop’s Palace (where I work) put down for Monday evening. So, in the spirit … Continue reading

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