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Resignation of Lorna Ashworth from Archbishops' Council and General Synod

Resignation of Lorna Ashworth from Archbishops' Council and General Synod

The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, has today issued the following statement in response to Lorna's decision.

He says:

"Lorna has been a courageous and committed member of the Archbishops' Council and the Church of England will be the poorer for her departure from that body.

"In the company of voices that makes for an authentic expression of the Church, it is vital that we continue to hold to a conviction of the love of God revealed in the experience of repentance, forgiveness and change that leads to a better and a happier life. That is the pattern of our enrichment as individual Christians and as the Church. It is also the way in which society is called to recognise and change its institutional failings.

"Lorna's testimony is a timely reminder of the Church's call to be, within the society of our own time, conformed to the gospel of Jesus Christ and his kingdom."

+Martin Cicestr:

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