Thursday, 6 July 2006

York General Synod starts tomorrow

Margaret Duggan recently previewed the forthcoming group of sessions at York in the Church Times What’s on for Synod in York.

And the Church Times also had Bishops’ stalemate presents C of E with quandary and Why the House has lost confidence in the power of TEA.

There was also this leader: Women bishops — a collision course?

Update Friday
Bill Bowder has this report: Pension task-force asks clergy to tighten belts. The latest pension report can be found here as an RTF file.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Thursday, 6 July 2006 at 11:13pm BST | TrackBack
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I think we would sort of the WB/TEA/SEO/ProvinceIII issues much more easily if we first went back to first principles and reinstated a clear basis for Anglican Christianity. Jettisoning the 39 Articles, Prayer Book and other historical formularies has had obvious and inevitable consequences. There are too many people in the CofE who would, on any reasonable measure, hardly qualify as christian, never mind anglican, and they are wanting the church to go the same way - to the exclusion of a significant number of anglican Christians!

Once you know who you are, and who you aren't, you stand a chance of resolving these contentious issues. In the meantime it all looks like it is just descending into a power struggle likely to alienate a lot of previously loyal Anglicans - and delighting only the hard-left.

Posted by: Dave on Thursday, 6 July 2006 at 11:52pm BST

I am appalled at the news that Kathy Jefferts Schori and 2 or 3 others, have muscled-in, on our General Synod-- and as for the paper Gene Robinson has been circulating................

We should be free to decide our own affairs in our own time and way.

We are a special case.

Posted by: Laurence Roberts on Friday, 7 July 2006 at 2:09am BST

What??? No time in the schedule for the World Cup finals???

Posted by: Diana on Friday, 7 July 2006 at 3:26am BST

"Thirty years ago, he said, most FE colleges were "value-free and chaplain-free" , but that was not the case today."

Today FE colleges can be even more value-free because chaplains are gagged from saying anything exclusive or distinctive - and parishes are saddled with the financial burden of those ministries that are at best detached from them and may even be at odds with them. Yes , let's double the number.... ;)

Posted by: Neil B on Friday, 7 July 2006 at 10:22am BST

The Anglican Communion has already now achieved fracture from one issue. To avoid it again over the episcopate, it would be much more sensible if they finished this 1992 botched experiment once and for all.

Posted by: Edward on Friday, 7 July 2006 at 10:38am BST
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