Synod 3: Interesting comment on Synod elections
Following on the theme of Synod-related posts at the moment, I thought I would link to several recent articles that I found both enjoyable and interesting during the election process and now that our new Synod gets ready to be inaugurated:
- Dave Walker (from whom today’s image comes), in the midst of an amusing mix-up of identity with the Bishop of Dudley
- Brad Cook, writing at the time of the elections, pleading for relevant detail from Synod candidates seeking election rather than which hymn they like best.
- Bishop Alan Wilson, on a similar subject, asking for the enforcement of full disclosure in candidates’ interests and affiliations.
- Alastair Cutting on the General Synod blog thanking and encouraging those who stood but did not get in.
- Peter Ould draws attention to the shocking (but perhaps unsurprising) inability of the Church of England to publish the Synod election results clearly and transparently.
- and finally, Elaine Storkey at Fulcrum is a must-read as she tries to discern ‘who won’ in the election and urges caution and due process in the future debates about women in the episcopate.