Tag Archives: Worship

The Can(n)on’s thunder can’t prevail *

Commissioners change their tone; Cathedrals get nervous about change: all in half a day! PLUS a list of Synod bloggers. Tuesday’s July Synod Continue reading

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No-one to save, with the world in a grave

Is it Greenwash or are we saving our planet? Synod spends a day on disinvestment, the environment, and The Bomb? Continue reading

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There’s a shadow hanging over me… *

From safeguarding to Vera Lynn via a missed football match: a Saturday at Synod Continue reading

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Football crazy, football mad *

Friday 6 July at Synod: World Cup adjustments and uncomfortable questions. Continue reading

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It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday…

Saturday 10 February: A sober synod majors on safeguarding and welcoming people with Down’s Syndrome 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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Won’t you listen to what the man said? *

Usually, arriving in London for the first day of Synod is a cheery experience. This Monday, it wasn’t. The mood is febrile, and people were very tense. For starters, I arrived late – I’d been to a funeral at home in … Continue reading

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The weekend starts here *

I generally try to knock out a Synod preview the day before it starts. But this time I’m a whole week ahead. Two reasons: For around half the members, it’s their first York residential weekend synod. So I’m writing about … Continue reading

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Some are dead, and some are living *

Synod worship in London is always slightly odd (the building is not exactly designed for it), and nearly always very moving. Wednesday began with a Eucharist, and we were observing the martyrdom of Archbishop Janani Luwum, killed by President Amin’s regime … 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

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