Tuesday, 20 January 2004

February synod plans

The press were briefed on Monday about the February session of the General Synod. See Peter Owen’s blog for a list of all the documents, and a link to the agenda. The meetings are 9-13 February. More about all this later on.

Some stories that relate to items to be discussed:
Archbishop backs guerrilla tactics in war on secularism (Times) This is about the report GS 1523 Mission-Shaped Church -Church planting and fresh expressions of church in a changing context.
Why Is Sunday Sacred, Church-Goers Asked (Press Association)

Book challenges gay sex ban (Telegraph)
Synod to hold gay debate (Guardian)

Church to explore law on ‘gay marriages’ (Press Association)

Synod to debate Pope’s supremacy (Telegraph)

Clergy to be saved from the sack by job protection law (Times)
Clergy close to workers’ rights (Telegraph)
Priests to get employment rights (BBC)
New Clergy employment rights ‘A bit of a Curates Egg’ says Amicus (press release from trade union)

Sell churches, keep bishops’ palaces (Telegraph, opinion column)

Minister Benn to Address Church on HIV (Press Association)

Church Could Rent Out Vestries to Raise Money (Press Association)

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