Tag Archives: General Synod

CDM: moral injury caused by the absence of God’s love.

The human cost of the Clergy Discipline Measure is enormous.  37% of respondents to the Sheldon Hub survey experienced thoughts of suicide.  62% suffer depression.  Many clergy have left ministry and others, like me, survive but experience ongoing institutional betrayal … Continue reading

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GS 2219 – failure to prevent the weaponising of CDM

Overall comment The proposals in GS 2219 make several improvements to the existing scheme for clergy discipline but fall short of what is needed to protect clergy from the destructive weaponizing of the measure. The CDM process has been shown … Continue reading

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From the vicarage March 2017 – post synod reaction

“You never listen to me.” “He never listens.” Have you ever used one of these phrases? Has someone ever spoken to you that way? These words slip out when I am angry or frustrated, but do I really mean what … Continue reading

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How banns can be banned and we can still be missional

Marriage in the Church of England is a complex legal thing. The CofE acts on behalf of the state for the legal aspect of marriage.  For British ad EU nationals resident in the UK it is legally required, or at … Continue reading

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Men and women in ministry: how will the vote go #3

I’ve posted this week on the various views on women and bishops and now putting the two debates together, gender and episcopacy, we can get a rough guide to how people will vote.  It is fascinating.  If there are enough … Continue reading

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Men and Women in Ministry: How the vote will go #1

I’ve been trying to get my head around the voting at synod on the motion of women in episcopacy and have come up with a rough guide to the various views on the matter.  From these views it can be … Continue reading

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The disasterous effect of bishops as the focal point of unity.

West Bromwich deanery agreed on the submission of papers of one side of A4 before we vote on the motion on women in the episcopate and CEEC following motion.  This is my paper: What happens when Bishops take the place … Continue reading

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