Category - bishops

  • 25 Jan 2012

    The government has been desperately lobbying behind the scenes to try to avoid further defeats on its controversial welfare bill in the Lords today.

  • 25 Jan 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    Wallace Benn, the Church of England’s Bishop of Lewes, has today withdrawn his endorsement of a booklet by the fundamentalist campaigner Stephen Green.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.

  • 2 Feb 2011

    A very interesting debate has been going on about the Alternative Vote in the last 24 hours, since ten Church of England bishops (three of them retired) came out in support of an empowering reform of the system at the upcoming referendum on 5 May 2011.

  • 23 Nov 2010

    The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, has suspended ("withdrawn from public ministry" in church speak) the Bishop of Willesden, Pete Broadbent, over remarks he made on Facebook about the engagement of Kate Middleton and William Windsor. Whatever view you or I take of the monarchy, the Church of England or the opinions of Pete Broadbent, this news raises some worrying questions.

  • 15 Aug 2010

    Christian groups who fear discrimination say they want a "level playing-field" for British Christians. But if we are to take this concept seriously, let's not only support religious liberty for all people but also give up the privileges that are granted to Christians and denied to others. This would be a powerful demonstration of Christian love in action.

  • 27 Jul 2010

    Only one in 10 British adults oppose the introduction of women bishops in the Church of England, according to a poll by YouGov. Also, supporters of gay bishops outnumber their opponents.

  • 12 Jul 2010

    A group of clergy have objected to an invitation to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church to preach at Southwark Cathedral because of her stance on sexuality.

  • 25 Jun 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.

  • 18 Mar 2010

    The Anglican Communion will for the first time have a female bishop who is openly in a same-sex relationship, following confirmation of the appointment of Mary Glasspool in Los Angeles.

  • 15 Mar 2010

    Most of the public think those who sit in the House of Lords and vote on laws should be elected, and 70 per cent of Christians believe it is wrong that some C of E Bishops are given automatic seats in parliament, an ICM poll shows.