Category - church of england

  • January 26, 2012

    Wallace Benn, the Suffragan Bishop of Lewes, has sent me an apology for his endorsement of a booklet the promotes the legalisation of rape within marriage and the criminalisation of same-sex relationships.

  • January 25, 2012

    Wallace Benn, the Church of England’s Bishop of Lewes, has today withdrawn his endorsement of a booklet by the fundamentalist campaigner Stephen Green. He issued a statement after several bloggers drew attention to his endorsement yesterday.

  • January 25, 2012

    Update: Following my blog and comments yesterday (below), and those by Bishop Alan Wilson and others, Bishop Wallace Benn has 'wholly and completely' disassociated himself from the extremist pamphlet by Stephen Green. Subsequent to this post and my previous one, Bishop Benn's office has issued a further statement with an apology and a clarification that he has asked Stephen Green to remove the endorsement from his website

  • January 23, 2012

    The government has been defeated in the House of Lords in a key part of its attempts to reduce the benefits available to unemployed people and part-time workers.

  • January 16, 2012

    Almost 100 Church of England churches would want to explore registering their buildings to offer Civil Partnerships if the Church of England would allow it.

  • December 5, 2011

    A law coming into effect today will allow same-sex civil partnerships to be registered on religious premises in England and Wales.

  • November 19, 2011

    A schools watchdog ruling highlights concerns about admission arrangements for many faith schools, which favour pupils from middle class backgrounds.

  • November 15, 2011

    Perhaps it is time to abandon the current divisive and confusing Anglican Covenant process and build on the foundations laid six years ago by the Anglican Consultative Council, when it agreed a very different Covenant for Communion in Mission, says Savi Hensman.

  • July 23, 2011

    the Church of England's suffragan Bishop in Europe has sent a message of solidarity and prayers to colleagues in Norway after the recent terror attacks.

  • July 18, 2011

    It's just over two weeks since I finished my pilgrimage of repentance for homophobia. In many ways, I'm only just beginning to realise how the pilgrimage has affected me. It's taught me a lot about prayer and hospitality, and developed my thoughts on the way that change happens in Church and society. Now I have a lot more questions.