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Re-living the wonderful day of Bishop Libby’s consecration

If you are missing all the excitement around Bishop Libby’s consecration, you can see footage from the day here – enjoy!Read more …

Auction of Paintings by Deaconess Phoebe Willetts

On 18 February 2015, paintings by Deaconess Phoebe Willetts will be auctioned on the second day of a Fine Art Sale in Colchester, by Reeman Dansie. The sale will span fifty years from her time as a student at Birmingham Art School and the Royal Academy in the 1930s, through to her death in 1978. Half of the net proceeds will go to the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.Read more …

Whose Hands are Tainted?

Coming back from York, after the joyous consecration of our new female bishop, I couldn’t help but reflect on attitudes held towards women regarding the notion of “Taint” and the so-called breaking of the “line of apostolic succession”. Apart from the deep offence both of these views hold for women, particularly relating to taint, serious questions need to be asked. I pondered, “Who was it Christ actually laid hands upon?” Read more …