Comments: New member of Archbishops' Council announced

My word, that was quick. Adrian Greenwood replaced Lorna Ashworth almost as quickly as the Prime Minister replaced Michael Fallon with Gavin Williamson.
If only Lord Carlile's Report on Bishop Bell was made public as speedily as that.

Posted by Father David at Friday, 17 November 2017 at 3:40pm GMT

Agreed re: Carlile report. Before it releases that report, the CofE is getting its ducks in a row.

New communications director, tick.

New website, tick.

Something else, tick?

Am beginning to think the public won't see the Carlile report until 2018.

Posted by Jeremy at Friday, 17 November 2017 at 6:29pm GMT

Some background for Adrian Greenwood here:

http://southwark.anglican.org/downloads/GS-addresses/Greenwood_Adrian.pdf

Posted by badman at Friday, 17 November 2017 at 6:52pm GMT

"The ‘shared conversations’ on Sexuality, Scripture and Mission are currently taking place
across the Dioceses and will report to General Synod in due course, when I will participate."
- Adrian Greenwood -

Bearing in mind Adrian's openness to women in the Ministry of the Church of England, one might be encouraged to think that he might be just as open to the reality of the need to accept that LGBTQI people are equally welcome to participate in each area of the life of the Church. I hope so.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 17 November 2017 at 11:52pm GMT

The full figures on the CofE website appear to give Jayne Ozanne more votes than Mark Russell, yet he retains his seat. Would the honourable thing not be for him now to vacate his seat in favour of Jayne Ozanne? But of course, re-allocating his votes might then change everything yet again. What an odd system that gets somebody elected who, on a recount, comes third.

Posted by Stanley Shaw at Tuesday, 21 November 2017 at 10:29am GMT
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