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The Archdeacon of Lynn, John Ashe, who is the lead member of Bishop’s staff for the document said:
"The way in which we treat each other within the Christian Church is part of our witness and integral to our response to the gospel. St Paul writes that we are called to live ‘in Christ’. Part of that vocation is to live in love and charity with our neighbours, treating them with the honour due to those who are made in the image of God."
"The nature of Church communities is that, while everyone is equal before God, people are given different responsibilities and authority. Unfortunately, not all Christians have an instinctive ability to their place within the Church well. This can sometimes result in those around them feeling bullied or harassed and mistakenly believing that they have done something to deserve it."
"This document is a commitment to encourage and sustain healthy and enriching relationships. It is an immensely rich resource for helping us to reflect on our relationships with each other and how we all behave. It is is a practical tool which is not simply to be put on the shelf, or filed away. It is designed to prompt us all to behave better towards one another and help us to ‘grow into the full stature of Christ’. It deserves study, prayer and reflection and is commended to all Parochial Church Councils, Synods and other groups within the Church."
You can find a copy of the document below.