General Synod: Good Governance or a Power Grab?

Nov 30, 2021 by

by Luke Appleton, Anglican Ink: I have just come back from the opening session of the eleventh General Synod and I am reminded of a saying that I have heard a few of our American friends say: that if there are smoke bombs going off in the...

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Three vital statistics from General Synod

Nov 18, 2021 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: This week saw the first meeting of the new General Synod following elections last month. It was designed to be a largely uncontroversial first session, not least because around 60% of the members were new—something...

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Queen reminds General Synod of its essential mission

Nov 18, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: The 11th General Synod of the Church of England was opened yesterday, and the Supreme Governor was absent for the first time since Synod was created more than 50 years ago. Absent in body, that is, but certainly not...

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‘Saving the parish’ and church planting must go hand in hand – Archbishop

Nov 17, 2021 by

by Julian Mann, Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has tried to reconcile Anglican ‘save the parish’ traditionalists and ambitious church planters at the new General Synod meeting this week. In his...

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Synod: Archbishop Justin’s remarks on the Church of Ghana

Nov 17, 2021 by

Speaking at General Synod today, the Archbishop of Canterbury said homophobia, including the criminalisation of LGBTQ+ people, is always wrong in any context – and that the Anglican Church in Ghana does not condone the...

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Anglicans told to be ‘less adversarial’ as they debate gender, sexuality and marriage

Nov 1, 2021 by

by Julian Mann, Christian Today: Newly elected members of the Church of England’s General Synod should “listen especially” to the “lament, fear and pain of LGBTQI+ people”, say the bishops leading the Living...

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