Tag Archives: Church of England

Education in crisis


The Governments plan to force all local schools to become academies, announced by George Osborne on 16th March during this years budget has created evident tension at various high profile meetings between Teachers and Government Ministers from the Department for … Continue reading

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Divide and conquer


As Parliament debates the latest educational white paper which includes the proposal on forced Academisation of our Schools, our MPs are not alone. There are public discussions taking place across England and Wales, along with less public and perhaps even … Continue reading

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Misplaced Legislation


In all of the excitement this week of the Church of England finally appointing their first female Bishop some bizarre behaviour by the Government could easily get overlooked. In the Church of England, Bishops are usually addressed by the title Bishop … Continue reading

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A day to remember


A few hours ago a number of men and women across the nation including Andrew Wale and Neil Allard in Brighton were able to formalise their relationships through the act of marriage for the first time, bringing to fruition yet another … Continue reading

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It may not be a mans world!


I was at a social event early in the year when International Womens Day (March 8th) was discussed. Someone asked why there was not a similar day for men, and one of those present with a sense of humour pointed out that men … Continue reading

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A different time


I had the privilege of meeting John Cole in 1997 when he came to Hove Methodist Church to speak about “Faith in the City” a national report which had been published 12 years earlier while John was at the peak of his … Continue reading

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Size and breadth affects all of us


The Conservative party is being dragged kicking and screaming to admit that their individual membership has fallen to its lowest ever level, possibly as low as 100,000 people as reported in yesterdays Independent and this morning on Radio 4. The fact … Continue reading

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