Category Archives: Church Teaching

Government ignores the Archbishop of Canterbury


The Government has actually ignored questions from a number of people in the House of Lords last Thursday. One of them was Lord Roberts of Llandudno and I wrote about the way Roger Roberts was rejected two days ago which … Continue reading

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A very good Easter call from the two CofE Archbishops


Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury will use his Easter Sunday sermon to say that the principle of deporting asylum seekers 4,000 miles from where they sought sanctuary is akin to “subcontracting our responsibilities” and the “opposite of the nature … Continue reading

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Let us Pray for Peace in Ukraine


Here is a photograph of the praying that took place last night in Lewes involving the Archbishop of Canterbury who is visiting Chichester Diocese over the last few days. The smaller photograph is from Lehigh Valley which is in Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday – Pray for Peace


As the Archbishop of Canterbury explained in the beginning of his speech last Friday in the House of Lords “We are all invited to join Pope Francis in making Ash Wednesday—next Wednesday—a day of fasting and prayer for peace.” I have provided more … Continue reading

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Some Sussex MPs are strong and others are quiet


There are many debates as well as voting that takes place in Parliament every week while it is open as it was last week and indeed as it currently this week. Of course, if the challenge regarding the Prime Minister’s … Continue reading

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This sad death places responsibility for many of us


The loss of Desmond Tutu is very sad and his death this year is not insignificant given the many other deaths that have taken place in 2021 and indeed we have five more days this year so we may get … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday, Andy and COP26


Today in our Church we focused on several themes each of which was very significant. All three of these themes raised so much sadness and also pleasure. Tragically one of these was the sad death of a very good friend … Continue reading

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Communities and Councils must work together


Today is the second day of a vital event for the whole of the World that is taking place in our nation. COP26 is taking place in Glasgow which is a very significant city in the UK, it is a … Continue reading

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Proportional Representation is needed for the UK


I had the privilege of meeting Tony Blair on a couple of occasions and I also met some of his Ministers during my time working for Churches Together in Sussex and coordinating the Hope08 campaign across the UK. My meetings … Continue reading

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A very disturbing attack onto the National Trust


In the past I have written ac couple of times about the challenges being presented to the National Trust by parts of the Conservative Party. They seem unwilling to accept that some of the premises which the National Trust now … Continue reading

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