Australian Church Tribunal Opinion on Diaconal Administration: An Inconsistent Ruling?

  We've already reported on the recent Tribunal ruling on this matter. The 2008 Sydney Synod motion which recognises that there is no legal barrier to diaconal or lay administration of the Lord's Supper was ruled as illegal by the Tribunal. Well, technically, they gave their opinion. The detailed ruling is interesting reading. Available now online [pdf] it is well […]

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CofE - 15 Anglo-Catholic Bishops Write Open Letter

From here but increasingly being picked up in many places, These are grave times in the Church of England especially for those of us unable in good conscience to accept that any particular church has the authority to admit women to the episcopate. While we certainly accept the good faith of those who wish to […]

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Women Bishops in the CofE - Voting at General Synod

Saturday 10 July 2010 saw probably the most tense voting yet on this thorny subject at the Church of England General Synod. Over the course of the day, Synod voted to note the report of the Revision Committee which we have written about previously. The Committe, remember, were unable to agree on legislation to provide […]

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Fulcrum Ditch “Fellow” Evangelicals, but Issue a Minority Report

Perhaps the most intriguing party in the ongoing bun fight in the CofE over Women Bishops are Fulcrum, who describe themselves as “Renewing the Evangelical Centre” while, it seems, consistently opposing positions that evangelicals have historically held. If they represent the “evangelical centre” of England then that centre is currently situated somewhere in the Bermuda […]

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