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20 Nov |  General Synod takes significant step towards welcoming women bishops

General Synod says ‘Yes’ to new proposals to enable women bishops. After an extensive debate, during which 33 speeches were delivered, (the vast majority warmly in favour of the current proposals that have been set out to enable the consecration …

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20 Nov |  If it’s Tuesday it must be Synod

Chris Dobson reflects on some of the highlights of the second day of General Synod: Discussions around the emerging path towards the Consecration of women to the episcopate continued in the morning in the form of small group discussions. These …

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18 Nov |  First impressions from General Synod

Chris Dobson reports on the first afternoon of General Synod General Synod began in worship and prayer, which gave rise to the first ‘priceless moment’ when the Archdeacon of Lewisham reached the moment appointed for the bible readings. After a …

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24 Nov |  Ian Yemm – House of Laity for Bristol Diocese – so what now?

Well this was quite a week to be a first-timer at the General Synod of the Church of England and the welcome was warm and genuine. I enjoyed sitting at the feet of Archbishop Rowan Williams, whose words across the …

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