/January 1996 Articles

LEGAL AND PAROCHIAL

The Queen v. the Lord Bishop of Southwark Ex Parte the Churchwardens and the PCC of the Parish of St Luke's Kingston Upon Thames. Readers of New Directions may have followed this case in the National Press or seen the report [...]

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REFORM UPDATE

Why Homosexuality Won't Lie Down It is becoming something of a joke in our church family that the minister is always talking about sex. I am learning to respond to this gentle jesting with some justification as to why the [...]

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COOLING OFF

A cautionary tale from the diocese of Chelmsford A recent 30 Days item headed "What integrity" drew attention to the problems raised in an A and B parish by the appointment of Mr and Mrs Cooling (both priests) who were [...]

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LETTER FROM CANADA

Communion in a Divided Church Those who believe the Anglican Church can be saved from within, will find naught for their comfort in Canada. The four Atlantic Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, are the [...]

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SYNOD INSIDER

When Backbenchers Rule It was towards the end of the sermon at the Holy Communion service in Westminster Abbey that inaugurated the Sixth General Synod. The preacher was a suitably high powered Regius Professor of Moral Theology. The sermon was [...]

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POP GOES THE WEASEL

Usage and ab-usage in the language of contemporary Anglicanism Those of our constituency have recently been described as finding women's ordination 'inappropriate'. The term is one which is adopted, one supposes, in order to give as little offence as possible [...]

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THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

Freedom Enchained 'Man was born free; and everywhere he is in chains' (Jean-Jaques Rousseau, Du Contrat Social, Cap.I) Ever since the first tricoteuse clapped eyes on her first tumbrel, 'freedom' has been the buzz-word of Western politics. But to the [...]

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SYNOD SPECTATOR

Vol. 1 No. 1 [This is the first of a number of Supplements on various topics which will from time to time form the centre four pages of New Directions] A CERTAIN NOTORIETY Surprised to find herself the youngest member [...]

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ROBBIE LOW INTERVIEWS

THE RT REV RICHARD CHARTRES When Richard Chartres appointment as Bishop of London was announced it produced some highly predictable media coverage. The BBC early evening news dispensed with any personal detail of life and ministry preferring to wheel in [...]

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