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What Happened at General Synod 2018

What Happened at General Synod 2018

The 63rd General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui (GSTHW) met in the week of 4-11 May, 2018, in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Here are some brief reflections – particularly around discussions and decisions around worship and liturgy. The limitation to liturgy is not saying the other decisions are unimportant – quite the opposite. There is much… Continue Reading

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House Church

House Church

From time to time, I have put up articles about church buildings or even whole monasteries that have been turned into dwellings (see here, here, and here). I have even stayed in one of these. Here are some photos of one recently in the news. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Harrogate, UK, built in… Continue Reading

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General Synod 2016 & Liturgy (part 2)

General Synod 2016 & Liturgy (part 2)

Once again I declare: If you are not interested in the (possibly-esoteric) internal workings of Anglicanism in these islands in the South Pacific, come back here tomorrow, and read about something of more general interest in tomorrow’s post… I have received, in comments and offsite, requests for updates on the recent meeting of General Synod… Continue Reading

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General Synod 2016 & Liturgy

General Synod 2016 & Liturgy

[Updated 29 April 2016 – at the end of this post, in green. There are now three alternative ways forward suggested in this post different to the Way Forward Group proposal. Furthermore, general agreement seems to be that the hashtag be #GSTHW16 ]  If you are not interested in the (possibly-esoteric) internal workings of Anglicanism in… Continue Reading

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What Denomination You Are

What Denomination You Are

Thank you all so much, those of you who participated in the denomination poll. Nearly six hundred of you shared the denomination you identified most with. The results, in round numbers, were: Anglican; Episcopalian; Old Catholic 65% Roman Catholic 12% Methodist; Presbyterian 8% Other: 12% of which the biggest group was Lutheran 5% Pentecostal; Evangelical:… Continue Reading

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Collect in Reformation Churches

Collect in Reformation Churches

The Collect in the Churches of the Reformation (Scm Studies in Worship and Liturgy) Bridget Nichols (Editor) 224 pages I am delighted to have read this book – one of the most recent on contemporary collect scholarship, and with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on churches of the Reformation. Lutheran scholar, Frank Senn, characterises… Continue Reading

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The “New” Our Father

Two recent articles from New Zealand criticise different aspects of the new RC missal translation. NZ was the first country to introduce the new translation. In one article, a RC bishop is scathing in his critique (the bishop urges people to ignore some of the translation), the other regrets the loss of the ecumenical Lord’s… Continue Reading

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