Chair’s Update to PCN Members from Adrian Alker

Chair’s Update to PCN Members from Adrian Alker

as the trustees discuss what our priorities should be I would love to hear from you!...

Dear Friends,

Already in this year there are a number of events to remind you of in this brief update.

Our Film Shorts to be launched at the AGM

You will know by now that the films will be launched at the PCN Annual Meeting which takes place on Saturday 21 March 2020 at St Luke’s Church, Holloway, London. You will have received full details about the day from Sarah and in particular I do want to thank again all of you who have contributed financially to the project and hope to see you at the launch of the films. Please don’t forget to let Sarah (sarah.guilfoyle@pcnbritain.org.uk) or myself (adrian.alker@pcnbritain.org.uk) know that you are coming for catering purposes. After the AGM the films will be available for groups to use how they wish and an accompanying discussion guide is being produced. For more information please elsewhere on this website.

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Church of England to be a forward looking, welcoming, open and inclusive church?

Church of England to be a forward looking, welcoming, open and inclusive church?

Do you want a church that welcomes and celebrates everyone in the name of Jesus Christ, regardless of gender, disability, ethnicity, economic…...

If you do you need to do three things: 1) Be on the Electoral Roll for your church You can do this if you are aged 16 or over, are baptised, and either live in the parish or have worshipped for at least six months at the church. 2) Become a representative of your church on the local Deanery Synod These positions are being elected at your Annual Parochial Church Meeting, held in March, April or May.

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Archbishops apologise for pastoral guidance on sexual relationships

Archbishops apologise for pastoral guidance on sexual relationships

We as Archbishops, alongside the bishops of the Church of England, apologise and take responsibility for releasing a statement last week which…...

Jayne Ozanne, a leading campaigner for LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the church, told The Guardian she was grateful for the statement but feels the Church should offer ‘more than words’.

The campaigner, who contributed to an open letter saying the ‘guidance’ had made the C of E a ‘laughing stock’, added:
We await the evidence that they have truly heard and taken onboard our concerns by what comes out of the Living in Love and Faith report.

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“When that which is perfect is come” – a manuscript of a novel by Philip Provart - review by PCN web editor

“When that which is perfect is come” – a manuscript of a novel by Philip Provart - review by PCN web editor

A candid reflection on the precarious position of liberalism in the CofE...

I was asked to review a manuscript for a novel awaiting publication. The story essentially revolves around a Norwich parish (St Peter Mancroft) in the care of a liberal Catholic parish priest.

It captures in the fraught relationship of the incumbent, Fr Reg, and a new arrival, conservative evangelical Clive Arthurs, the tussle of the last couple of decades for influence in the Church of England.

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