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Reacting to the Jonathan Fletcher story – the Great Silence

In writing my reaction to the Daily Telegraph story on December 27th, there was one point where I got things completely wrong.  I speculated...

Peter Ball and Jonathan Fletcher. A toxic legacy?

The days after Christmas are treated by most clergy as an opportunity to relax a little.  Although I have not been caught...

A Prince and an Abuser

I made a decision that I would not allow my equilibrium to be disturbed by watching what many have now called the...

The Jonathan Fletcher story continues

This blog piece does not begin with some breakthrough news on the Jonathan Fletcher story.  This is a continuation of the narrative...

Silence about Smyth and Fletcher — What is happening in the Evangelical abuse review?

It was announced on 12 Aug 2018 by the Church of England that there would be a review into the case of...

Congregational dynamics and murder

A murder story, widely reported last week in the Press, would not normally have attracted any comment from this blog.  But the...

Who has power in the Church of England?

At the conclusion of a very well-written piece about the Matt Ineson affair , Martin Sewell asks a pertinent question.  Who is in...

An ethically challenged Church? Bullying and threats and the Church of England

Among the many documents attached to the recent IICSA hearings was an email correspondence dating back to 2015 between a survivors’ group...

Joining up the dots – the Jonathan Fletcher story

The Internet is a great provider of information.  Of course, there are to be found in it lies, rumours and falsehoods.  We...

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Chinese diocese asked to ban children to resume services

A Catholic bishop in northern China's Hebei province has been asked to ban children from entering churches if he wants to reopen his...

Navy rescinds regulations on off base worship

NAV Memo Religious Freedom 2020.07.08 by George Conger on Scribd

Anglican Diocese of the Carolinas reorganizes episcopal areas

July 8, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Greetings in the name...

South Carolina call for a coadjutor

On July 9, 2020, Bishop Lawrence sent the following message to the Diocese.  Dear Friends in Christ,