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REFLECTIONS ON A DEBATE AND VOTE IN GENERAL SYNOD

REFLECTIONS ON A DEBATE AND VOTE IN GENERAL SYNOD

Posted on 16 February 2017

After a lengthy debate in General Synod about Marriage and Same-sex relationships with a “take note” motion which was passed by an overall majority among Bishops, Clergy and Laity, although it was lost in the House of Clergy, Rev Tuomas Mäkipää, a Member of the General Syn...

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GETTING TO GRIPS WITH OUR DIOCESAN VISION

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH OUR DIOCESAN VISION

Posted on 29 January 2017

Members from churches around Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Andorra and the islands of the Mediterranean and Atlantic will be meeting in Torrevieja in Spain this week for their annual Archdeaconry Synod. (pictured above is one of the acts of worship at last year’s event) High on their agenda is th...

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SAFE CHURCHES, LOCATIONS AND MISSION PLANS ON THE AGENDA

SAFE CHURCHES, LOCATIONS AND MISSION PLANS ON THE AGENDA

Posted on 21 October 2016

"Churches around the diocese are responding well to the challenge of taking safeguarding seriously" according to Charles Clark, who chairs the diocesan Safeguarding committee. Speaking to a meeting of Bishop's Council, at Church House in London, clergy and lay members were told that there is a rapid...

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ARCHBISHOP CHALLENGES SYNOD ON MIGRATION

ARCHBISHOP CHALLENGES SYNOD ON MIGRATION

Posted on 16 June 2016

In the final formal session of Diocesan Synod in Cologne, Archbishop Joris Vercammen, of the Old Catholic Church, gave a challenging address to members on the theme of Migration, which has been the major part of our discussions, prayers, study and worship this week. The Archbishop was warmly thanke...

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