A promising start from a new Synod

2 12 2010

Just like when you start at a new school, when you’re newly elected to Synod you are invited to an induction before the older boys and girls arrive. Well, on Monday 22nd November, the Synod support staff and a number of volunteers gave a pretty comprehensive induction. Nevertheless, the new-at-school worries remained: what if I fall over in front of everyone? Where do I go at lunch? Will I have any friends to talk to? Read the rest of this entry »

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Today’s Youth Must Find A Voice

30 11 2009

The Church of England may not seem like an institution that is very good at listening, but it is ready to listen to young people, and we need to find a voice.

For well over a decade, the Church of England has been struggling with profoundly difficult, but ultimately internal, issues. Finding a new role for women’s ministry in the church, as well as a vicious debate over homosexuality, Read the rest of this entry »





Synod consultation

6 07 2009

I’m delighted to have been invited to join the CEYC observer group at this weekend’s Synod. The General Synod is a sort of parliament for the Church of England, and debates all sorts of things ranging from the theological to the liturgical and the administrative. Ironically, the July meeting Read the rest of this entry »





Baking Cake

11 04 2009

[You can listen to a recording of this episode here.]

2009 happens to be the five hundredth anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne of England. No doubt we will all be celebrating this in our own particular ways. I am yet to firm up my plans, but I see several others have already taken the initiative and are cashing in on the event. Hampton Court have a summer full of Henrician activities to look forward to. The Tower of London have just Read the rest of this entry »