Tag Archives: Simplification

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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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

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Please don’t ever change… *

The theme of Monday’s Synod was whether we really really want to effect change in the Church of England. At several points we found material that is the result of Renewal and Reform (as R’n’R is now known) being handled … Continue reading

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Let’s talk of love and change *

There are probably two things on the minds of most Synod members as we fight our way from the First Sunday of Lent to the First Day of the February Synod. One is change – what we call here R’n’R … Continue reading

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Did you ever have to make up your mind? *

Small-ish discussion group at work at Lambeth Palace (or one-third of us, anyway) We weren’t locked in, but 22 of us looked slightly lost in the imposing Guard Room at Lambeth Palace this morning. The need to find space for … Continue reading

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