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Lay-president notice

DESPITE the ongoing divisions in the Anglican Communion, lay presidency istill being considered by the diocese of Sydney, the Archbishop, Dr PeteJensen, has sai
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Discussing the crisis in Anglicanism on a radio programme, Dr Jensen saithat lay presidency was still an option for his diocese because "who shoulpreside at the Lord's Supper is an issue that is never approached in the Bible
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Not everyone in the global South was opposed to lay presidency, he saidalthough he acknowledged that introducing it could "create some sense of strai. He also needed to take into account the feelings of local Anglicans. "But don't think we can hold off for ever.
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Meanwhile, the diocese of Ballarat, in rural Victoria, one of only twAustralian dioceses that do not have women deacons, is now considering thpossibility. In his charge to his synod last week, the Bishop, the Rt RevMichael Hough, said he could see no difficulty in admitting women to thdiaconate if it was regarded as a "vocation in its own right". Correction: Dr Jensen has queried the use of the wor"split" in our report of his remarks about the future of Anglicanism. Though hcompared the Church to a separated couple, he avoided the words "split" o"schism". We are happy to correct the impression given by our headline anrepor

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