Comments: synod reports for Wednesday

As a Yank who finds the entire notion of a Covenant that seems to lack any purpose except to try to force gays back into the closet, I want to thank The Rev. Brian Lewis of the Diocese of Chelmsford, Bishop John Gladwin of Chelmsford, The Rev. Canon Ann Stevens of the Diocese of Southwark, Kevon Carey & a layperson from the Diocese of Chichester for their comments about the proposed Anglican Covenant & the "Windsor process." After hearing the ABC say that the C of E recognized them as "the only game in town," it is good to hear that support for them is not universal after all.

Posted by Prior Aelred at Thursday, 14 February 2008 at 3:50pm GMT

I am a service user of the mental health services in SE London and was priveleged to be able to talk to the West Lewisham Deanery Synod a few weeks ago now, about how the Churches may better support and include those in their number with mental health issues. I was then thrilled to see that General Synod only a couple of weeks later was discussing the same subject on Wednesday 13th.

At a local level I would be privileged to be able to talk to any churches, groups, meetings etc., on this subject. It is a light hearted presentation which can last for as short or long a time as your arrangments dictate. I am supported by a chaplain working in a Psychiatric Hospital. I would like very much to discuss whether or not I could be useful and helpful in this. It is a door I have been knocking on for 10 years, and knocking more loudly during the last 4 years and The Lord has graciously opened the way. Praise His Holy Name.

Posted by Bee Harries at Monday, 18 February 2008 at 10:31am GMT
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