Southwark failure damages Church of England

Both recent meetings of the Crown Nominations Commission to choose a new bishop for the Diocese of Southwark have been the subject of serious leaks to a newspaper. This has resulted in huge personal pain and distress for one candidate, Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans, for the second time in seven years. It is particularly outrageous that some senior church officials have suggested the leaks were engineered by supporters of Jeffrey, rather than by those opposed to his nomination.

Press Release [PDF].

Moving from the margins to the heart

3 July 2010, 18:00 at St Martin-in-the-Fields

A service of celebration for Christians Together at Pride, with the title of “Moving from the margins to the heart” took place at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square, London at 6pm on the day of the London Pride Parade. The Preacher was Giles Goddard, chair of Inclusive Church, Priest-in-Charge of St John’s Waterloo and Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral.

Sermon [PDF].