Comments: Agenda for February 2016 General Synod

"...which will include a Statement on the outcome of the recent Primates meeting in Canterbury..."

hmmm... the reception of that will be interesting...

A motion of complaint or censure might be more apposite, to demonstrate repudiation of the way lesbian, trans, bi and gay people have been hurt by our Church.

It would also be interesting to raise the question of why the principle of the rejected Anglican Covenant seems to have been effectively re-asserted by the Primates, and on whose authority, because it wasn't the Synod's.

Domination of conscience continues, however charmingly it is spun.

Posted by Susannah Clark at Friday, 29 January 2016 at 12:15pm GMT

As I have written before on this site I hope that the debate on Tuesday 16th February (GS2016) featuring the Bishop of Chester and the Moderator of the general Assembly of the Church of Scotland will begin with an apology to the Scottish Episcopal Church?

The Church of England is guilty of 'border crossing' without consent and the whole exercise is a huge embarrassment however the Bishop of Chester spins it.

Redemption could be achieved by the presence of the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church in a conciliatory and forgiving mood ... but that's not going to happen

Posted by Nicholas Henderson at Friday, 29 January 2016 at 12:42pm GMT

The agenda item about Shared Conversations at General Synod in February says they are about Spirituality, Scripture and Mission. When did they stop being about Scripture, Mission and Human Sexuality, which was what they were called when the Regional Conversations began?

Sue Slater

Posted by Sue Slater at Friday, 29 January 2016 at 10:55pm GMT
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