Bishop Tim Dakin’s ordination – Andrew Carey reports in the CEN

Jun 10, 2021 by

There is much unhappiness in the Diocese of Winchester over the Bishop of Winchester’s ‘management style’. He has had to step back from ministry for six weeks after senior clergy threatened to hold a vote of ‘no confidence’ at Diocesan Synod. The diocese, advised by the communications firm, Luther Pendragon, have observed complete silence since the original announcement. This dearth of information has led to much speculation with a staggering 338 comments on the so-called ‘Thinking Angicans’...

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I was a Smyth victim too, says Rector of St Helen’s Bishopsgate

Jun 10, 2021 by

I was a Smyth victim too, says Rector of St Helen’s Bishopsgate Staff writer www.christiantoday.com 07 June 2021 The Rector of St Helen’s Bishopsgate, an evangelical church in the City of London, says he was beaten in a shed by the late John Smyth. In a statement, William Taylor said it happened when he was a young man and that he reported the beatings to his church leader at the time. “I became a Christian in December 1979, aged 18. I first remember meeting John Smyth in...

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Bullying, Lack of Pastoral Experience appears to undo a Bishop’s Episcopacy

May 31, 2021 by

By David W. Virtue, DD, Virtueonline: The Bishop of Winchester, the Rt. Rev Tim Dakin is at the epicenter of an ecclesiastical storm. Dakin has revealed a bullying personality with no previous experience of parish leadership. Dakin catapulted through the ranks from humble beginnings in Kenya as principal of a college for Church Army students to become the fifth most powerful bishop in the Church of England. There are also questions over whether he was ever validly ordained. Procedures in most...

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100 CSI priests contract Covid after Munnar retreat, two die

May 27, 2021 by

More than 100 Church of South India (CSI) priests were reportedly infected with Covid-19 after they attended the annual retreat at Munnar last month. Published: 05th May 2021 05:52 AM Priests at the retreat without facemasks and not maintaining social distancing. By Krishnachand K Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: More than 100 Church of South India (CSI) priests were reportedly infected with Covid-19 after they attended the annual retreat at Munnar last month. Sadly, two of the priests...

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Quarantined in Heathrow by security services

May 27, 2021 by

From the COVID diary of Canon Vinay Samuel Just after Easter I had emergency surgery for a cancerous growth in my colon. Its discovery, the speed with which I was admitted to hospital and the fact that it has spread no further was a real miracle. I wrote at that time that God’s presence has been very quiet and real. There was no anxiety or fear on my part as I took his presence for granted. God was there and in control. His hand would guide the medical people who all seemed very open to...

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Letter in Church Times (May 21) about Dr Bernard Randall from the Ven Norman Russell

May 26, 2021 by

Dear Sir… […]  Over recent years, we have heard a lot in the Church about speaking truth to power, which in practice usually means offering free advice, welcome or not, to political and business leaders.   What Dr Randall has done is more profound, unmasking the unseen principalities and powers which are increasingly reshaping the default ways of thinking within our culture…  He has spoken truth about a culture which is becoming increasingly oppressive and is quick to...

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