Category - church of england

  • July 10, 2010

    The Church of England's General Synod began meeting in York yesterday. An 11-clause measure deals with legal requirements for enabling women bishops.

  • June 27, 2010

    Unequal treatment of women undermines the whole church’s calling to care for the needy and challenge the world by witnessing to the possibility of a new way of life in which none are exploited or marginalised, says Savi Hensman, and she examines the latest machinations around women's ministry in the Church of England.

  • June 25, 2010

    The Church of England is reported to be about to propose a change in its rules that will allow priests who are divorced to become bishops. Journalists looking for negative reactions to this news have not found them hard to find.

  • May 11, 2010

    The Scottish Episcopal Church, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, is set to join talks involving the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) and the Church of England as they seek greater and more effective links.

  • April 28, 2010

    An Anglican church in the Windsor constituency has been accused of “handing the Devil a megaphone” after running a hustings event which included a far-right candidate.

  • April 1, 2010

    Yes, it was indeed an April Fool. We’ve been meaning to do one for years, and we thought this should be the time. Thanks to everyone who was such good sports for linking to it, and sending us messages, in particular:

  • April 1, 2010

    The Church of England is to launch a consultation on changing its name. The rebranding exercise, expected to take at least two years, will need to be approved by Parliament

  • March 19, 2010

    The British Humanist Association has forthrightly rejected as "untrue" accusations in the Church of England Newspaper that it targeted and criticised Christians in its election briefings.

  • March 6, 2010

    The Bishop of Liverpool says he is “in sympathy” with a move to allow religious same-sex partnerships. James Jones, a leading evangelical, seems to be undergoing a shift in his own views on sexuality over the past two years.

  • March 3, 2010

    In a dramatic development, the House of Lords has voted to allow the use of religious premises and religious language in same-sex partnerships. Peers voted in favour of the proposal by 93 votes to 21, despite government opposition.