Making women bishops in Kenya, the impact on GAFCON and implications for human sexuality divisions

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Archbishop of Kenya with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

The Star newspaper, Kenya, carried an article on 30 December 2014 by Canon Francis Omondi, a priest in the Anglican Church of Kenya. Canon Omondi writes in the context of the recent appointment of the Rev Libby Lane as Bishop Suffragan of Stockport, the first ever woman bishop in the Church of England. He says […]

Women bishops – finally

20140714_164946×56.jpg 75w, 448w” sizes=”(max-width: 270px) 100vw, 270px” />Yup, this afternoon the General Synod finally voted to allow women to become bishops, 20 years after the church had agreed they could be ordained as priests. Changing Attitude England has been totally committed to the equality of women in the Church, and equality hasn’t yet been […]

Not in our names

Joanna Moorhead, deputy editor of the Catholic Herald from 1988-1992 writes in today’s Guardian. The online version is headlined “The crimes of the Catholic church: not in our names.” In the course of the article she says: The last thing anyone would ask a bishop or cardinal about right now is prayer, or Christian witness, […]

Time for spiritual solace

The last two weeks have been rather manic! I think we have experienced stage two of the November Revolution which was triggered by the no vote on women bishops in Synod. Now the Church of England’s position on LGB&T people and same-sex relationships is collapsing. The Church of England reaction to the women bishops vote […]

November Revolution – Parliament asks the Church to resolve the women bishops debacle in a Kingdom direction

Changing Attitude is, of course, following with intense interest the continuing fall-out over the House of Laity’s failure to gain the required two-thirds majority in Synod. We follow with interest for three key reasons. The first and most important is that Changing Attitude is committed 100% to the full inclusion of women in the Church […]

November Revolution update – women in the episcopate

I will write a second blog about the meeting two trustees and I had yesterday with Ben Bradshaw MP. Before I do, Ben asked if Changing Attitude would encourage our supporters to contact their MPs and encourage them to attend, speak and vote at the debate being held next Wednesday afternoon, 12 December, on an […]

Which way did you vote (on women bishops)?

“Well, and which way did you vote?” The lady who asked me was sitting with an elderly friend in the High Dependency Unit of the hospital where I work. It was her first remark to me as I introduced myself as a hospital chaplain, the day after the General Synod’s recent vote on women bishops. […]

Bishop of Gloucester questions Church’s equality law exemption – including LGB&T exemptions?

Michael Perham, the Bishop of Gloucester, has questioned the Church’s equality law exemption in a statement issued yesterday. The question on Changing Attitude’s mind is, do those like the Bishop of Gloucester who are questioning the Church’s exemption want the exemptions affecting LGB&T people removed as well? Press release: The Bishop of Gloucester is questioning […]

God is an equality Creator

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5.6 The vote in the House of Laity which defeated the women in the episcopate legislation on Tuesday has created an eruption which will now ensure more rapid movement in the Church of England towards equality for lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people […]

Anxiety over women bishops – where is faith in God’s infinite, loving presence?

I’m preparing to leave for the annual residential meeting of the Changing Attitude trustees, being held this year in North Reddish, between Manchester and Stockport, in the parish where trustee Clive is incumbent. The annual residential enables us to reflect on the past 12 months and from there, address the needs of next year focused […]