Comments: General Synod - July 2010 - full agenda published

I smell a rat.

'Synod will be asked to agree the setting up of the new Faith and Order Commission, in succession to three bodies: the Doctrine Commission, the Faith and Order Advisory Group and the House of Bishops’ Theological Group. This represents a streamlining and concentration of the Church of England’s theological resources at national level.'

I am not at all sanguine about this development in controlling the agenda and free thought- concentrating in the bishops -and ultimately Rowan's hands.

WILL ANYBODY RESIST or at least query this ? Or will they just let it slip through (their fingers)?

Repent at leisure !

Posted by Pantycelyn at Monday, 21 June 2010 at 11:54am BST

Funny, I don't see any mention of a motion to adopt the Anglican Covenant. Surely this important business should not be left to a new quinquennium.

Posted by Nom de Plume at Monday, 21 June 2010 at 2:44pm BST

This is the most important time for television media to report on The Synod for The Church of England, especially the women's consecration to the episcopate and the glbt issues that surface at the Synod. now, more than at any other time, important organizations such as Inclusive Church must find a way to get these two issues covered by the BBC and other media, as if under a microscope for the world to see. Pantycelyn's observations as noted in this thread are right on target and this is a time for the People of God to be vigilant and demand transparency. I too, smell a rat. Time to let the power brokers know that we smell a rat and we will not stand for any more shenanigans.

Posted by Chris Smith at Monday, 21 June 2010 at 4:21pm BST

Do they need to go back to the Bible ?

Posted by Pantycelyn at Monday, 21 June 2010 at 6:51pm BST

I am not surprised that there is no reference to the Anglican Covenant. One divisive issue per group of sessions is quite enough and it is important to conclude this stage of consideration of the Women Bishops Measure this time so it can be referred to the dioceses. This will leave space for the Covenant to be properly considered in the next year by a Synod elected to guide the Church into the future.

Posted by Roger Stokes at Monday, 21 June 2010 at 8:28pm BST

There is a final 'p' missing from the link posted by Pantycelyn.


Posted by RPNewark at Monday, 21 June 2010 at 9:55pm BST

Can anyone tell me why the report Our Fellowship in the Gospel does not constitute a breach of the moratorium against border crossing?

What exactly gives the C of E the right to march into Scotland and negotiate with the C of S?

Posted by Kelvin Holdsworth at Tuesday, 22 June 2010 at 7:21am BST

There is a final 'p' missing from the link posted by Pantycelyn.


Posted by: RPNewark on Monday, 21 June 2010 at 9:55p

Many thanks for noticing this and putting right.

much obliged

Posted by Pantycelyn at Tuesday, 22 June 2010 at 8:01pm BST

"I am not surprised that there is no reference to the Anglican Covenant." - Roger Stokes on Monday -

And may God be praised for that! Deo Gratias!

What also is a blessing is that General Synod will not be ambushed into recognising the faux-Church of ACNA - at least for the time being. That will save further aggravation for our North American Sisters and Brothers. They have enough to cope with.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Thursday, 24 June 2010 at 11:07am BST
Post a comment

Remember personal info?

Please note that comments are limited to 400 words. Comments that are longer than 400 words will not be approved.

Cookies are used to remember your personal information between visits to the site. This information is stored on your computer and used to refill the text boxes on your next visit. Any cookie is deleted if you select 'No'. By ticking 'Yes' you agree to this use of a cookie by this site. No third-party cookies are used, and cookies are not used for analytical, advertising, or other purposes.