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Gospel-Driven Anglicanism: Towards a Strategy 3

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism Towards a Strategy Part 3 By the Revd Dr Mark Pickles iii) Think and Plan Strategically  Churches where the gospel takes root and begins to evidence growth and transformation are the most powerful advocates for gospel ministry. Paul writing...

Anglican Futures: Of Frogs & Fishes Part 3

Anglican Futures “Of Frogs & Fishes Part 3 2. We All Have a Responsibility to Perceive the Wolves, Who Produce no Fruit Jesus is very plain on this responsibility in the Sermon on the Mount; “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but...

Church of England Evangenlical Council Launches Two Initiatives

Church of England Evangelical Council Launches Two Initiatives The Church of England Evangelical Council has launched two new initiatives  to “serve evangelicals in local churches across the C of E.”  The CEEC was the brainchild of the late John Stott, then Rector of...

Book Review: How the Church Fathers Read the Bible

How the Church Fathers Read the Bible A Short Introduction Gerald Bray Lexham, 2022 (ISBN: 978-1-68359-583-0, 194pp, £19.99) The formularies of the English church make frequent reference to the Patristic writers but these sources are little known or understood today....

Happy Radbertus Day! by Chuck Collins

Happy Radbertus Day! By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins Happy Radbertus Day (April 26th)! Saint Paschasius Radbertus (785-860) was the first theologian to articulate “transubstantiation.” He didn't use the term that became widely used in the latter part of the 12th...

An Unmutual Flourish

Guest Op-Ed An Unmutual Flourish? The Maidstone Commitments, Bishop Rod Thomas’ recent document, is difficult to read. Not in the sense of receiving and understand the text, but in terms of determining its purpose and timing within the life of the Church of England....

Banner of Truth Conference 2022

Banner of Truth Conference 2022 By Peter Sanlon Banner of Truth’s Ministers’ Conference gathered afresh after a two year hiatus. Over 200 ministers from not only the UK but Europe, Africa, Canada and Australia gathered in Staffordshire to enjoy four days of fellowship...

Pilgrim’s Process: Peter Sanlon, Sufficient God

Pilgrim’s Process Sufficient God By the Revd Peter Sanlon As we journey through this world one of the basic ways we are sustained is by growing a bigger vision of God. Expanding our appreciation of how wonderful and magnificent God is fosters stronger faith and more...

Maidstone Commitments Issued for Complementarian Churches

Maidstone Commitments Issued to Complementarian Churches The Rt Revd Rod Thomas, Bishop of Maidstone (Provincial Episcopal Visitor for Complementarian Congregations) has issued a series of Commitments to be followed by all complementarian “Resolution” churches.  This...

Prudence Dailey’s Commentary: How a Non-Christian Tech Billionaire Became Good News for Christians

Prudence Dailey’s Commentary How a Non-Christian Tech Billionaire Became Good News for Christians Although I have a Twitter account (@PrudenceDailey -– not very original, I fear), I rarely use it. Little of what I might have to say can be communicated in 280...

Dean of Llandaff Withdraws Bullying Complaint Against Bishop

Dean of Llandaff Withdraws Bullying Complaint Against Bishop

The Very Revd Gerwyn Capon, Dean of Llandaff withdrew the formal complaint of bullying he had made against the Bishop of Llandaff.  

Dean Capon had filed the formal complaint at the beginning of April.  According to the statement from the Diocese of Llandaff, he withdrew the charge “voluntarily and unconditionally.”  Mr Mark Powell QC, was appointed to be the judge in the case and dismissed the Disciplinary Tribunal after the charge was rescinded by the complainant.

Commenting upon the news, Powell said, “In my experience, cases such as these can quickly escalate out of control. It takes significant courage and grace to take a step back and reconsider one’s position once formal processes such as these have begun. I hope that this can be the trigger for healing and reconciliation between all involved.”

Upon hearing the news of the complaint’s withdrawal, Bishop Osborne said, “I am pleased to learn that this matter is now resolved and the proceedings dismissed. It has been a challenging time for Llandaff Cathedral and the Diocese. I am grateful for the support I have received from my colleagues and ask that we continue to keep the Dean in our prayers.”

The Church Times reports that Dean Capon has been on sick leave for two years with “work-related” depression.  According to the findings of the Tribunal on the diocesan website, Dean Capon arrived at his decision to withdraw his charge against the Bishop of 16 April.

 

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