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OURSELVES AS OTHERS SEE US

OURSELVES AS OTHERS SEE US

Posted on 31 May 2017

A keynote speaker at this week’s Diocesan Synod in Cologne was the Bishop of Antwerp, Monsignor Johan Bonny who offered a new insight into recent developments between the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches. Taking his theme of “Unity in Diversity” Bishop Bonny told of his deligh...

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BISHOP'S UPDATE FOR SYNOD MEMBERS

BISHOP'S UPDATE FOR SYNOD MEMBERS

Posted on 29 May 2017

In the first formal session of Diocesan Synod in Cologne on Monday evening 29 May 2017 Bishop Robert’s Presidential Address focused on issues affecting the church nationally and at diocesan level. He spoke about the aftermath of General Synod’s debate and vote on issues of human sexuali...

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HOT TOPICS ON DIOCESAN SYNOD AGENDA?

HOT TOPICS ON DIOCESAN SYNOD AGENDA?

Posted on 29 May 2017

Members of Diocesan Synod could be forgiven for expecting some hot topics on the agenda for this week. They arrived in Cologne to find temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius. Prayer and Worship are the ingredients which bind the Synod together and on Monday evening members and visitors joined for the O...

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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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