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Bishops Report on Same Sex Relationships

The House of Bishops of the Church of England has issued a report for the General Synod of the CofE on same sex relationships. This follows three years of facilitated conversations among selected groups of people from the dioceses. The … Continue reading

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Shakeshafte

Last night (Thursday 3rd November 2016) I went to the first performance in England of what was called a ‘fantasia’ by Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury.  ‘Shakeshafte’ is a play imagining William Shakespeare’s lost years between school and … Continue reading

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Living with Diabetes

According to a report today, in 2015 there were 3.8million people living with diabetes in England and the number is rising. As one of them, having been first diagnosed 20 years ago, I have learnt a few things about how … Continue reading

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Sustaining Churches and Cathedrals

Churches need active communities otherwise they die. It’s not rocket science but it does seem to need restating. I have now seen three versions of Simon Jenkins’ current thoughts on church buildings in as many days. The latest is in … Continue reading

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Educational Ethos – Thomas Deacon updated

Yesterday I took the funeral of a colleague from an educational trust.  Preparing for it I was reminded of a conversation we had about the purpose of education and the ethos we were there to promote.  We were bringing the … Continue reading

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Negotiating Brexit

It was to be expected that there would be outpourings of shock and disbelief over the last few days as the news of the Leave vote sunk in. Grief needs to be let out and people need to process what … Continue reading

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Post EU instability

The UK has decided, by a very slender majority, that it wants to leave the European Union. We are now in a strange and uncertain place.  This morning in Peterborough city centre I bumped into people who were jubilant, celebrating … Continue reading

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