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‘Burnley bishops’ will be different

Widespread horror has greeted the news of the bizarre arrangements for consecrating the new bishop of Burnley. On Wednesday I put up a post describing the arrangements agreed between the candidate, Philip North, who opposes the ordination of women, and … Continue reading

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Archbishops, minorities and schismatics

Thinking Anglicans, to which I am grateful for much information, has juxtaposed two items of news which made me reflect on the similarities. One is about women bishops, the other about same-sex partnerships. Both are stories of majorities becoming minorities … Continue reading

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Change and danger

Once again the Church of England’s General Synod agonises over women bishops. Clearly we aren’t just debating facts and figures. Strong gut feelings abound on both sides. For some the lack of gender equality is not only an injustice which … Continue reading

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Unable on grounds of theological conviction

This is a term which as far as I know is only used in discussions of women priests and bishops. The recent report by the House of Bishops contains the following: the House believes that it would be more helpful … Continue reading

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Does public opinion matter after all?

This is a response to the Church of England’s House of Bishops reportmaking new proposals for women bishops. I am pleased with its main proposal but I have two points to make. One can wait till later. The other responds … Continue reading

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Should Parliament intervene in church affairs?

When last November the Church of England’s General Synod failed to approve women bishops the sense of shock throughout the country took church leaders by surprise. It should not have: for decades there has been far too much concern to … Continue reading

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