Wednesday, 11 February 2015

General Synod - Wednesday session

Updated Thursday

General Synod met privately in groups this morning.

The afternoon session was entirely devoted to a series of four debates on discipleship and issues arising from the Task Group reports; the official summary is here: General Synod Feb 15: Wednesday afternoon.


order paper for Wednesday

audio of Wednesday’s business

Posted by Peter Owen on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 at 9:51pm GMT | TrackBack
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A question from an overseas jurisdiction:

Having heard a lot about Dr.Canon Chris.Sugden's negative attitude towards LGBT people in the Church; and that he is no longer a full-time clergy-person in the Church; how does he get on to General Synod? Is it by 'special invitation'?

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Thursday, 12 February 2015 at 9:42am GMT

Fr Ron, Chris Sugden is a member of the House of Clergy elected to represent the diocese of Oxford wherein he is a priest in good standing.

Posted by: RPNewark on Thursday, 12 February 2015 at 2:58pm GMT

"he is no longer a full-time clergy-person in the Church" Father Ron Smith

Apart from a curacy decades ago, Chris Sugden did not hold a post in the Church of England during his entire career. He will, however, have held - and continues to hold - a licence from his Bishop. His Crockford's record will confirm.

Posted by: Laurence Cunnington on Friday, 13 February 2015 at 7:22am GMT
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