Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Roman Prelate’s bird’s-eye view of The Church of England

The Tablet Blog More to Anglicanism than Evensong Abigail Frymann 15 June 2012, 9:00 Anglicanism. What comes to mind? Evensong? Robed choirs? Rousing hymns? Rowan Atkinson-esque vicars? Theological fuzziness? Last weekend the Vatican’s ecumenism chief, Cardinal Kurt Koch, had a … Continue reading

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‘Church Times’ article on the July General Synod of the C.of E.

General Synod all set to vote (or adjourn) in July by Margaret Duggan Decision time: the General Synod meeting in York last July SAM ATKINS FOR many people in the country, the great countdown was to the Olympic Games, the Secretary … Continue reading

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Worcester follows Salisbury – Opposition to H.o.B. Amendments

Friday, 22 June 2012 Worcester Diocesan Synod and the bishops’ amendment Worcester Diocesan Synod met last night & passed this emergency motion by 38 votes to 5 This Synod calls upon the members of General Synod to support an adjournment … Continue reading

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Bishop of Salisbury’s Address to his Diocesan Synod

Diocesan Synod 19 June 2012: Presidential Address Earlier today, at long last, it was announced the new Bishop of Ramsbury will be Canon Edward Condry. I am delighted that he and Sarah are with us for this first part of … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court won’t take up Bishop Seabury case

By Chuck Potter Publication: theday.com Published 06/19/2012 12:00 AM Updated 06/20/2012 04:46 PM  Groton — The members of the Bishop Seabury Anglican Church might have to choose between their church building and their pastor, the Rev. Ronald S. Gauss said Tuesday, in … Continue reading

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Salisbury Diocesan Synod rejects bishops’ amendment

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 Updated 5pm Wednesday We have been informed that Salisbury Diocesan Synod last night overwhelmingly passed an emergency motion that “This Synod calls upon the House of Bishops to withdraw its amendment to Clause 5 of the … Continue reading

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‘Affirming Catholics’ Statement on H.o.B Amendments

Statement by ‘Affirming Catholicism’– to the Draft Measure to Admit Women to the Episcopate, as amended by the House of Bishops for General Synod July 2012 Despite some reservations about the sections on bishop’s declarations (§§2.4 and 2.5) and the issuing of … Continue reading

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Equal Civil Marriage: A Consultation. Inclusive Church’s response

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 Inclusive Church response to government consultation The response of Inclusive Church to the government’s consultation on equal civil marriage follows the format of the consultation questions, which are reproduced within the response, copied in full below the fold. … Continue reading

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A church fit only for bigots and hypocrites?

The Church of England’s stand on homosexuality and women priests is isolating it from the rest of the country Nick Cohen The Observer, Sunday 17 June 2012 Archbishop Rowan Williams in Harare in 2011 Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images I realised that beards … Continue reading

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Uganda’s Anglican Bishops to elect new Archbishop

Publish Date: Jun 19, 2012 Archbishop Orombi will retire at the end of the year. By Henry Sekanjako Church of Uganda Bishops are converging at Lweza conference center in Lweza along Entebbe road for a week long retreat to elect … Continue reading

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