Tag Archives: General Synod

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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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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Ch – ch – ch – ch – ch – changes *

It’s all changing! Evangelism, Human Sexuality, paperwork galore – Preview of the February 2019 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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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

Posted in 2017: February - London, General Synod | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Where do you go to, my lovely?

Demonstrators and lobbyists greeted us this morning. The anticipation of this afternoon’s debate on the legendary report GS2055 was such that the other routine business of the morning passed by without huge enthusiasm or controversy. Eyes, ears and prayers were … Continue reading

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