Category - church of england

  • 16 Mar 2011

    Groups working for an open Church of England have welcomed the first vote by an English diocese on the Anglican Covenant - which rejects the plan.

  • 9 Mar 2011

    An Anglican bishop in Uganda has urged the Anglican Communion not to "keep quiet" about abuse and violence faced by gay, lesbian and bisexual people.

  • 3 Mar 2011

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York were met by Christian students campaigning against tuition fee increases when they spoke at the University of Manchester.

  • 16 Feb 2011

    The Government must take urgent action in response to a report showing a rise in the number of problem gamblers, say a group of Churches.

  • 10 Feb 2011

    Baptism is much more than a comforting ritual, says Savi Hensman. It is to be marked with the sign of a condemned criminal, to refuse imprisoning and narrow identities, to face up to mortality, and to be immersed in a new world where justice and peace reign.

  • 2 Feb 2011

    Ten Church of England bishops have backed a change from the first-past-the-post voting system to the Alternative Vote system.

  • 22 Jan 2011

    Overall, established Church of England leaders – in contrast to those of some other churches – have been only mildly critical of a government introducing some of the harshest economic and social policies in recent decades, says Savi Hensman. Fidelity to the radical message of the Gospel, and to the vocation of the Christian community, requires more.

  • 20 Jan 2011

    The re-election of Christina Rees to the C of E Archbishops' Council is a sign that the church's mainstream wants to move forward on the ordination of women bishops.

  • 25 Dec 2010

    A very curious thing happened this afternoon. The Queen began her traditional Christmas Day television and radio broadcast with seven paragraphs on "the King James, or Authorised, Bible, which next year [2011] will be exactly four centuries old"... before concluding that it was all done "to build communities and create harmony, and one of the most powerful ways of doing this is through sport and games."

  • 6 Dec 2010

    In November 2010, the Church of England moved a step further to accepting an Anglican Covenant which could be used to discipline member churches – though those it was meant to placate firmly rejected it. Savi Hensman suggests that in its present form the Covenant is set to cause more problems than it solves.