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five on Friday

John Wesley, the great evangelist, said, “Give me a hundred persons who fear nothing but God, hate nothing but sin and are determined to know nothing among men but Jesus Christ and him crucified, and I will set the world on fire with them.” 1 Samuel Lane’s worship ministry is so very helpful – enjoy this.  […]

mistrust and suspicion

are not holy things! I’m really appreciating the new chapter of anglican ministry we are now in. Early in his time as Archbishop Justin spoke at a conference of diocesan lay chairs. He spoke of the inevitablity of leadership circles, and the temptation to go into closed environments where decisions are made. He challenged for openness. ++Justin […]

reflections post-synod vote

The ache is real after the shifts and the rejection of the measure discussed at length again yesterday. The journey towards the ordination of women bishops got aborted dramatically yesterday. Wikipedia shortly after, had a revised first line…… The Church of England is the officially established sexist Christian church in England. I ache. Not because I’m a third-level feminist, politically correct, or necessarily […]

++ABC designate tweets

In great opening words….. as the Archbishop designate, Justin Welby +Bishop of Durham, spoke compassionately, widely and inspiringly. He tweets in a wry manner….. Justin Welby ‏@Bishopofdurham Just heard of protest call to Lambeth at appointment of a woman as ABC. Am spelt Justin, not Justine. No agenda, just a matter of fact. His daughter’s […]


I regard the contemporary development of a priesthood which combines a ministry of word and sacrament with employment in a secular profession not as a modern fad but as a recovery of something indubitably apostolic and primitive. We read in the Acts of the Apostles that the apostles visited churches which they had founded and […]

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