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Is this a spoof or should I immediately move to Llandaff for a free holiday and £250 spending money? Anglican Misfit
I hear from many Bishops that it will be impossible to leave the country after March 29th 2019 so how can this happen? We will also be very much poorer.
What a scheme. How to prevent a coup while the bishops are away? Bring your enemies with you.
If all the remaining communicants in the Diocese of Llandaff take up the invitation then Caiaphas will have to charter a second plane! One Beoing 747 Jumbo should do it.
Not just one Boeing 747 LG but a whole squadron of them! What intrigues me is the shared bathroom facilities. In terms of the LGBT agenda which has been foisted upon the CiW these simply can not be gender specific. At the very least some of them will have to learn to wee-wee standing up!
Don't be so sure!https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/26/transgender-people-encouraged-become-priests-church-england/Transgender people encouraged to become priests in Church of England diversity driveBy Olivia Rudgard, religious affairs correspondent 26 MAY 2018 • 3:57PMTransgender people are being encouraged to become Church of England vicars as bishops launch a diversity drive. Bishops in the diocese of Lichfield have issued new guidance to parishioners and clergy reminding them that LGBT people "can be called to roles of leadership and service in the local church".The guidance, titled "welcoming and honouring LGBT+ people", warns that the church's reputation as being unwelcoming towards gay and transgender people is stopping young people attending. "We very much hope that they, like everyone else, feel encouraged to serve on PCCs, or as churchwardens and worship leaders, for instance, and are supported in exploring vocations to licensed lay and ordained ministries," the guidance says."Nobody should be told that their sexual or gender identity in itself makes them an unsuitable candidate for leadership in the Church."The group, led by diocesan bishop The Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, also warn against "intrustive questioning about someone’s sexual practices or desires, or their experience of gender", saying it is "almost always inappropriate". Last year the Church's general synod voted to call on the Government to ban so-called "conversion therapy", which is aimed at helping gay people change their sexuality. It also voted to support the introduction of a new liturgy for transgender people, though bishops announced earlier this year that one was not needed, and that people in this circumstance could instead use the existing liturgy for affirmation of baptismal faith. The new guidance, which is signed by three other bishops within the diocese, warns clergy that they may not "tell or insinuate to people that sexual orientation or gender identity will be changed by faith or that homosexuality or gender difference is a sign of immaturity or a lack of faith".If they are approached by someone unhappy with their sexuality, they must "be alert to the power relations involved in such prayers and conversations, and the possibility of spiritual or emotional abuse," the guidance says. It adds: "As Archbishop Justin has made clear, the perception that the Church is homophobic and transphobic is harming our mission, especially to young people. "We need to challenge this perception by reaching out to LGBT+ people with the good news of God’s love, modelling God’s welcome and care for all people."
Apologies Watchman.Wasn't 'Laughing Gas' was suggesting there are so few remaining Communicants in the Diocese that just one Jumbo would suffice to take them all?