Thinking Anglicans

Opinion – 3 November 2021

Helen King sharedconversations Handing on the baton? Part 2

Simon Butler ViaMedia.News General Synod: Once More Unto the Breach?

Pete Hobson Psephizo Who needs a Trade Union for Faith?

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Living in Love and Faith: A Guide for Members of General Synod
[This refers to GS Misc 1306 which can be downloaded here.]

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Should the Church be spending money on reputational management?


LLF Next Steps Group Meeting on 12th October 2021

Press release from the Church of England

LLF Next Steps Group Meeting on 12th October 2021

The Next Steps Group agreed that the next interim findings from the LLF Questionnaire should be circulated for the December House of Bishops meeting, particularly with a view to assessing the extent and diversity of participation.

Members heard about and agreed to the production of a short film that will encourage churches to engage with LLF. A small group of people who have taken part in the LLF Course will be filmed in conversation about their experience.

The Group noted the importance of offering new members of General Synod an induction to LLF and took action to ensure this would happen at the November 2021 group of sessions.

In early 2022 Diocesan Synods will be invited to participate in the LLF journey of learning, listening and discerning together. The group agreed to produce materials to enable Synods to do this as appropriate for their context. A key question would be: what kind of church do we want to be and what is the role of Diocesan Synods within that?

The Next Steps bishops concluded by reflecting together what it would look like for the group to have carried out their responsibilities as effectively and successfully as possible.