All Things Lawful and Honest
“All Things Lawful and Honest” seeks to make informed, reasoned, and theological comment on the present state of the Church of England as we navigate a way through the Covid 19 crisis and beyond.
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The Bishop of Burnley responds to recent claims that the Parish system is up for wide scale review, and strengthens the case for its place at the heart of the identity and mission of the Church of England. He suggests we need to trust the local to make good decisions, resolutely address failure where itContinue reading “The Primacy of the Parish”
Ben Phillips reflects on the increasingly top-heavy structures of the Church of England and commends a radical rethinking of diocesan boundaries which would enable bishops to be both real pastors on the ground and effective symbolic leaders of the wider Church. Many in the Anglican Twitter-sphere were found to be getting their ecclesiastical hosiery inContinue reading “Super Bishops & Simpler Structures”
Charlotte Gauthier speaks from her experience of middle management in the secular world – how it works well, and where it works badly. The Church of England is replicating all the worst management patterns of a failing company heading for collapse. How can we stop this malaise and restore an efficient and energising vision ofContinue reading “Middle Management Malaise”