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Anglican Communion Homonym

Anglican Communion Homonym

Much in the news and in the blogosphere is the invitation of Anglican Primates by the Archbishop of Canterbury to meet in Canterbury 11-16 January 2016. Our thoughts and prayers are with this meeting and its preparation. Much of the response to this announcement is around “What is the Anglican Communion?” and “What is the… Continue Reading

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In or Of?

In or Of?

Diocesan Synods are meeting in New Zealand. Many of them are reconsidering whether to assent to statutes fromGeneral Synod Te Hinota Whanui that they didn’t assent to last year. My plea is send them all back for further work. They all could do with significant improvements. One Statute (713) seems to be simply about whether… Continue Reading

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Baptist Loophole for Same-Sex Couples

Baptist Loophole for Same-Sex Couples

Update: Bishop Kelvin Wright, Bishop of Dunedin (NZ), has responded to this post on his excellent website. After reading my post, do go and read his here. Motion 30 in NZ Anglicanism, that we can currently liturgically recognise committed same-gender couples, and that set up a working group towards formally blessing such couples, four months… Continue Reading

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Canadian Anglican Collects

Canadian Anglican Collects

The Anglican Church in Canada is working on collects for the three-year cycle of Sundays and Feast Days. It has put online a set of collects, for the Sundays and Feast Days in 2014 (Year A), providing two choices of alternate collects, based on the lectionary readings for the day. These, for example, are the… Continue Reading

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GAFCON – true Anglican Communion?

GAFCON – true Anglican Communion?

GAFCON 2013 is over, and their Communique and Commitment is out. It may be premature to parse this document, but I will risk some early reflection and possible scenarios. The Anglican Communion has “instruments of communion” binding it together: primarily (and the only one, for example, formally recognised by my province) the Archbishop of Canterbury.… Continue Reading

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Women Bishops in New Zealand

Women Bishops in New Zealand

The bishops of the Church of England recently produced a plan in the hope of passing legislation to be able to ordain women bishops by 2015. This follows the defeat of legislation attempting to authorise this move in the CofE’s General Synod six months ago. I last wrote about this in November last year. There… Continue Reading

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CofE women bishops?

CofE women bishops?

UPDATE: CofE’s General Synod vote on women bishops was lost. Votes for the measure were: House of Bishops: 44 in favour; 3 against; 2 abstain House of Clergy: 148 in favour; 45 against; 0 abstain House of Laity: 132 in favour; 74 against; 0 abstain It needs 2/3 majority in all houses. The Church of… Continue Reading

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