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In an attempt to break the tension after a session of debate on the issue of same-sex blessings, synod member Archdeacon Peter Zimmer of the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (formerly the diocese of Cariboo) approached the microphone with an impromptu motion.

In an attempt to break the tension after a session of debate on the issue of same-sex blessings, synod member Archdeacon Peter Zimmer of the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (formerly the diocese of Cariboo) approached the microphone with an impromptu motion. Moved by himself and seconded by members Peter Clarke, Peter Coffin, Peter Elliott, Peter Fenty, Peter Hobbs, Peter Irish, Peter Inukpuk, Peter Monk, Peter Tovell, Peter Wall, Pierre Voyer and Louise Peters: "Whereas there are at this synod more Peters than any other name, such as Michaels and Davids, who are, as we all know, common as dirt, we declare this to be a day of commemoration of Saints Peter the Many and offer our condolences to those of you not so similarly blessed." (The house of bishops has long featured a spate of members named David or Michael.)
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Title Annotation:Notebook
Publication:Anglican Journal
Date:Jun 1, 2004
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