11/12/2018 – Guidance for Gender Transition Services

Today the Church Of England has published guidance for conducting services marking an individual's gender transition. In July 2017 General Synod voted (with strong support from all three houses) in favour of a consideration to create a formal set liturgy that celebrates the gender transition and name change of transgender individuals. This arose from a … Continue reading 11/12/2018 – Guidance for Gender Transition Services

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Bartholomew or is it Nathanael?

Today is the day the Church celebrates the life and martyrdom of St. Bartholomew The Apostle. Bartholomew (mentioned in only the synoptic gospels) is commonly understood to be the same person as Nathanael (first mentioned in┬áJohn 1:45). So therefore throughout the blog I will use both names interchangeably, just to confuse you of course! Here … Continue reading Bartholomew or is it Nathanael?