Ten and a half months to go before Pilling reports

One question is dominating 2013 for Changing Attitude England – what will Sir Joseph Pilling’s review group recommend in their report to the House of Bishops’ meeting in December and what decisions will the House of Bishops then announce. There are now ten and a half months before they need to resolve their differences and […]

Clergy and Civil Partnerships and Choosing Bishops – more chinks of light

Andrew Goddard has published an analysis of the known and the unknown in an article on the Anglican Communion Institute website titled Bishops and Civil Partnerships II: Still More Questions Than Answers. Andrew is good at researching the events and analysing what may have been the factors which led to the disastrous news story which erupted […]

LGB&T Anglican Coalition Press Statement on the admission of Bishops in Civil Partnerships to the Episcopate

LGB&T Anglican Coalition www.lgbtac.org.uk contact@lgbtac.org.uk Press Release 8 January 2013. For Immediate Use  The LGB&T Anglican Coalition welcomes the House of Bishops decision, confirmed on the 4th January 2013*, to lift its moratorium of July 2011 on clergy in civil partnerships being nominated as episcopal candidates, even when living in conformity with the House of […]

Why did the HoB take a decision about the eligibility of clergy in CPs becoming bishops?

I’ve received emails from both the Bishop of Sodor and Man and from William Fittall and I’m grateful to both of them for replying. They help to complete parts of the picture but still leave questions unanswered. Robert Paterson says he would have no hesitation about making the document produced by his working party public, […]

Changing Attitude asks for Sodor and Man working party report to be published

I’ve emailed the Rt Revd Robert Paterson, Bishop of Sodor and Man and Mr William Fittall, Secretary General of the General Synod and the Archbishops’ Council, asking that the report of the working party on civil partnerships be placed in the public domain. Transparency in the processes by which the Church of England reviews and revises […]