Category - church of england

  • 5 Jan 2013

    The Church of England has announced that people in same-sex relationships can become bishops if they do not have sex. It is tempting to see this as a sign of progress, but for many gay and bisexual people it will be the latest message telling them that they are not welcome as equals in the Christian Church.

  • 27 Dec 2012

    Though the job he has in hand is widely regarded as impossible, the Archbishop of Canterbury-elect, Justin Welby, has done more than enough already to suggest that he has the capacity to nudge the Church of England through the decidedly choppy waters of change.

  • 18 Dec 2012

    I am disappointed to see that a same-sex couple in Essex say that they plan to sue the government over the ban on same-sex weddings taking place within the Church of England.

  • 17 Dec 2012

    Dozens of clergy, including Lord Harries, the former Bishop of Oxford, have signed a letter to the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, coordinated by Changing Attitude, protesting the proposed ban on any Church of England solemnisation of same-sex marriages.

  • 17 Dec 2012

    This week the Anglican Bishop of Lincoln will be spending a cold winter’s night in a stable to raise money for those without a roof over their head.

  • 17 Dec 2012

    The Church of England has appointed a new home affairs adviser as part of the team of specialists dealing with society, politics and ethics.

  • 14 Dec 2012

    Confusion and dismay continue over plans for a ‘quadruple lock’ of legal safeguards to protect faith groups from being forced to celebrate marriages between same-sex couples in England and Wales.

  • 12 Dec 2012

    The government's proposals for same-sex marriage have revealed them to be clueless about religion, contemptuous of civil rights and bizarrely ignorant about the history, culture and politics of Wales. There is a serious possibility of these proposals failing to pass through Parliament. We must step up the campaign for civil rights, not assume they have been won.

  • 12 Dec 2012
  • 12 Dec 2012

    The Archbishop of Wales has condemned the UK Government’s plan explicitly to ban the Church in Wales from performing same-sex marriages.