Diocesan Synod 11th March 2023
Bishop Ian’s Charge to Synod
Bishop Ian gave his Charge to Synod in two parts, the first in the morning and the second in the afternoon.
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Part 1 (morning session)
‘I am the vine,’ says Jesus. ‘You are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit.’
Part 2 (afternoon session)
‘I am sometimes asked questions like, “Does the Church have a future?” The question disturbs me, but my main feeling about it is that it is the wrong question. The real question seems to me more like, “Does the future have a Church? And what will it be like?” For me, it’s a better question because although I don’t know the answer, I trust in a God who does.’
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Report on Synod
Carol Aitchison provides a report for what was her final Synod as Bishop’s PA and Office Manager.
Other items from the Diocesan Synod