Tag Archives: Steering Committee

Welcome to my world

I’ve blogged almost exclusively about the Women Bishops issue, but there is so much else going on around any Synod meeting. I am not a single-issue member, and you might be surprised what I find interesting. So let’s take a … Continue reading

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Monday, monday…

Day One of a new Synod session can be a good mood-checker. But nearly all the conversation and early public statements (during the Debate on the Agenda) have been about other things. On the King’s Great Matter there was silence … Continue reading

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The times they are a-changin’?

Bathwellschap is unusual in that it’s mostly a ‘report from the floor of General Synod’. Those who can’t follow the live streams (available from here) or who find the various Twitter posts too ‘bitty’ have been kind enough to say … Continue reading

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Is this for real? Or is it fantasy? *

!!UPDATED!! Tuesday 9 July – scroll to bottom Well, it’s over. For now. We have voted to go with Option 1, with some bells and whistles added in the direction of: greater security for those opposed (without the statutory provision … Continue reading

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Afternoon Delight? *

Everyone was pretty exhausted at lunchtime. The significant things seem to me to be: the session has had to be extended into the afternoon, because we didn’t get through all the amendments there’s been some twitchiness about people calling for … Continue reading

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Best part of breaking up is when you’re making up *

“ATTENTION! THIS VEHICLE IS REVERSING! As I wandered across the campus to the morning Communion service, a council dustcart (recycling vehicle nowadays, I suppose) was outside the restaurant block. It blared out its recorded message and I found myself wondering … Continue reading

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‘Sorry’ seems to be the hardest word *

Although I wasn’t at the Synod service in York Minster this morning (I was somewhere else), there was some disruption as the main procession went in. A man refused to move when asked, and was wrestled to the ground! On … Continue reading

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