Tag Archives: General Synod

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

Posted in 2018: Feb - London, General Synod | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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

Posted in 2017: July - York, General Synod | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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 , , , , | 5 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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Every day, it’s getting closer *

Synod surrounds itself with worship. Nowadays, it is not all straight from the book. Words and music appear on the big screens. This morning (Tuesday) we had a fairly straightforward Communion service in the main hall. Tonight we finished with … Continue reading

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She said “You don’t understand what I said” *

“So, what were the General Synod Shared Conversations like?” I’ve been asked that several times, but only now, with a week’s distance, can I attempt to reflect on how it went, what it means, and (big question) What Might Happen … Continue reading

Posted in 2016: July - York, General Synod | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Wishing you were here *

I’m observing the protocols we are using for the Shared Conversations here at York. That means I’m not posting an update into what has been going on today. Sorry if you’ve had a wasted journey! I may try to post … Continue reading

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