Inclusive Church Blog

07/07/2011
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The Rev'd Trevor Donnelly will be be on the Channel 4 4thought programme on Monday 11th July at 7.55. Trevor is the editor of the Inclusive Church newsletter and a member of the executive council for IC. Inclusive Church were asked if someone would contribute to the series that is being run to...
07/05/2011
picture of women bishops
10/10 Dioceses vote for women bishops  The first ten Dioceses in the Church of England to vote on women bishops have all voted in favour – almost all by an overwhelming majority. They have all also turned down requests for extra provision for opponents, mostly by huge margins.  In every...
07/03/2011
House of Bishops Statement. The news that the House of Bishops is initiating a process that will lead to a review of the Church of England’s position on same-sex relationships has had a mixed reaction. For details of press coverage take a look at these links: Church Times Ed Thornton House of...
06/27/2011
christians at pride
Latest news in from Christians at Pride team :With less than a week to go!  These are the details of where to meet to march with Christians at Pride this Saturday 2nd July. The march will be formed in Portland Place (NOT in Baker Street as in previous years). We will be there from 12pm. To find us...
06/22/2011
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Inclusive Church are proud to launch their new website. In less than a month - thanks to the amazing work of Chris Ryan and his team at nouvea, we have a brand new site. The internet is an amazing tool to draw people together, and Inclusive Church are keen to make use of this medium as much as...
06/02/2011
wordl
3 months in and it seems like I have a whole new life! I have just completed my first 3 months with Inclusive Church – and just looking at what I’ve been up to this week sums up a lot of what my new life is about.  Much of my time is being taken up with ensuring that what Inclusive Church is...
05/24/2011
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A Living Wage. A conference laid on by Church Action on Poverty and Church Urban Fund about encouraging churches and other organisations to raise the issue about the need for a Living Wage. The Living Wage is not the minimum wage. Legislation that brought in a minimum wage is just that. The...
05/05/2011
coming out of closet
No masks, no hiding, no closets. I have made use of train journeys in and out of London by doing a spot of reading. Just finished Velvet Rage – overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man’s world. by Alan Downs I got this book having read the review of it in the Observer a while back...
04/27/2011
priest hearing confession
I have a confession to make – I didn’t go to church over Easter. Not at all. Not even once. Usually I would have clocked up several hours each day from Palm Sunday to Easter – but for the first time since being ordained – I missed it all! Now that I am no longer on the payroll of the Church of...
04/14/2011
story time
Everybody likes a good story. Soaps are popular because they tell the tale of everyday folk (not that many of us live our lives like those in Corrie, East Enders or even the Archers). I have been reflecting in the past week or so about how important it is for people to hear the story of other...

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