Author Archive | James Mercer

Fulcrum Perspectives: Women Bishops Legislation

Fulcrum Perspectives: Women Bishops Legislation by James Mercer Some twelve years ago, I attended a conference for ordinands of all types and persuasions, held in Birmingham Cathedral. A friend and fellow ordinand asked the assembled plenary panel, with studied innocence, (the panel included the Archbishop of Canterbury in waiting) as to which of the 'two […]




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Trust is Risky

Trust is Risky by James Mercer Eddie was absolutely down on his luck, sleeping rough on the unaccommodating suburban streets of Harrow. A bizarre place for Eddie to be – a shepherd by trade, from Northern Ireland. Out of place; alone; without hope – rendered jobless and penniless, first by foot and mouth disease and […]




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