/September 1998 Articles

Synod Insider

SILLY SEASON EVERY SUMMER the silly season comes round again, just like the first cuckoo in the Spring and the falling leaves in Autumn. We got off to an early start this year with John Spong's twelve theses. If you [...]

GOD’S SPIN DOCTORS

George Austin gathers that all was not well with the press team at Lambeth '98 THE LAMBETH bishops had hardly unpacked their mitres when 1 began to have anguished telephone calls from resident journalists, not for rent-a-quotes but usually simply [...]

LAMBETH BRIEFING

by Archdeacon Armitage Shanks AFTER THE EXHAUSTION of Lambeth - rest! And I have to say looking out over the vineyards and olive groves of Chiantishire, that Lambeth '98 seems very far away. Bobby and I needed the rest, and [...]

BACK TO ABC

Jonathan Redvers Harris on the continuing need to pass all three resolutions TO RETURN to the need for PCCs to pass the Resolutions may sound wearisome and tedious. But, time and again, parishes are painfully discovering the cost of NOT [...]

JUST NOT NATURAL

Francis Gardom considers that Natural Justice is not just natural NATURAL JUSTICE is being appealed to with increasing frequency nowadays as the principle upon which certain decisions, some of which have wide-ranging implications, should be taken. It has been used [...]

EAMES IN JAPAN

John Turner reflects on the operation of ‘two integrities’ in Japan THE OUTCOME was unpredictable when in November 1992 the Church of England's General Synod came to vote on the ordination of women to the priesthood: till almost the very [...]