Letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York following General Synod

Feb 17, 2017 by

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to members of the General Synod setting out the next steps following the vote on General Synod not to take note of the paper on Marriage and Same Sex Relationships after the Shared Conversations. The letter can be found here. The full text can be...

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It’s time for the Church of England to lay down the law on marriage

Feb 16, 2017 by

by Andrea Minichiello Williams: Wednesday’s vote in Synod was not a victory for the LGBT lobby. In whatever way that vote in synod is spun, the real issue is not about same-sex marriage but about the authority of the Bible in the Church of England. The effect of the vote is that there is no change...

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CofE Clergy Refuse to “Take Note” of “Orthodox” Bishops’ Report on Marriage

Feb 16, 2017 by

by David Ould: (…) And there you have it. A split Church of England which has voted against taking note of the bishops’  report, thereby ensuring it cannot be further debated in this current synod (until 2020). The bishops will now go back and, presumably, prepare another report that may...

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Why The General Synod’s Vote Last Night Was Bad For Everyone

Feb 16, 2017 by

by Peter Ould, Christian Today: Alternative truths abounded last night after the General Synod vote on the bishops’ report on human sexuality came through and the House of Clergy voted by a narrow margin not to ‘take note’ of it. Normally a Take Note motion is a neutral one and...

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On Synod, sexuality, and not ‘Taking note’

Feb 16, 2017 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Yesterday the General Synod of the Church of England debated the report offered by the House of Bishops outlining where we had got to in the debate about sexuality. The form of the debate was unusual; rather than proposing anything, the motion was simply to ‘Take note’ of...

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Media Centre Presentations from the Bishop of Norwich and the Bishop of Willesden

Feb 15, 2017 by

In a presentation to the General Synod ahead of small group work on the House of Bishops Report, Graham James, the Bishop of Norwich has charted the recent history of the Church of England on issues of sexuality. Beginning with the Church’s support of the Wolfenden Report and the campaign to...

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