Tag Archives: Church of England

The Can(n)on’s thunder can’t prevail *

Commissioners change their tone; Cathedrals get nervous about change: all in half a day! PLUS a list of Synod bloggers. Tuesday’s July Synod Continue reading

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There’s a shadow hanging over me… *

From safeguarding to Vera Lynn via a missed football match: a Saturday at Synod Continue reading

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Off we went, to make a great big tent, on the weekend *

Despite England football and Wimbledon, the July 2018 General Synod is imminent. A preview with comment.
We meet in a heatwave – and there’ll be plenty of heat around sexuality, safeguarding and cathedrals. 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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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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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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It’s yesterday once more *

Sometimes Synod can be at its most relaxed after a big event. There was plenty of post-match analysis this morning – read on below for more about yesterday. But as people gathered, there was a treat in store, as we … Continue reading

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