Tag Archives: Pete Hobson

I don’t want to talk about it… *

Actually, I would love to talk about it, but I’m not going to! The Shared Conversations process began after lunch today, and we’re not talking about it while it’s happening. But the day started with some epic ceremonial in York … Continue reading

Posted in 2016: July - York, General Synod | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Handbags and gladrags *

Wandering across the campus at what felt like the crack of dawn for a 7.30 a.m. communion service, I barely thought about Saturday’s business. There’s no doubt that the imminent transmogrification of Synod into a very large Shared Conversation is … Continue reading

Posted in 2016: July - York, General Synod | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Time is tight *

For the first time that I can remember, we found some freebies awaiting us on our seats today! It looked at first sight like a rosary and some prayer cards. But Archbishop Sentamu concluded his report on his six-month pilgrimage walk … Continue reading

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Her Majesty’s a very nice girl *

Absolutely no disrespect intended, but it is remarkable to see how the presence of the Queen transforms the mood. At Westminster Abbey this morning there was a lot of waiting about before the inaugural Synod service began, but once the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015: Nov - London, General Synod | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Putting on the style *

Well, we’ve got past one hurdle on the Women Bishops front. As I explained on Friday, the separate Houses (Bishops, clergy, laity) have the right to ask for the legislation to be referred to them for separate debate. Sighs of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014: July - York, General Synod | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments