church of england

  • 12 Nov 2012

    Like millions of other people, I'm praying for Justin Welby as he prepares to take up his new job at Canterbury. I wish him all the best. As the media go over every detail of his life and beliefs, there is a danger that we put our trust in a new archbishop to save the Church. This would be a problem whoever had got the job.

  • 10 Nov 2012

    Church of England members are mobilising on social media sites to encourage General Synod representatives to vote 'yes' to women bishops this month.

  • 10 Nov 2012

    'YES 2 women bishops' ( is a website promoting a 'yes' vote in favour of women bishops in the November 2012 meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England, which takes place in ten days time.

  • 9 Nov 2012

    There can be no place at all for homophobia in the church, the Archbishop of Canterbury elect, the Rt Rev Justin Welby, has said in his first major statement.

  • 9 Nov 2012

    If Welby can hold on to his emphasis on enabling ‘ordinary’ Christians, and those of their neighbours who are seeking a more just and compassionate world, he can offer the kind of leadership needed at a time when idols have been falling, says Savi Hensman, a long-standing commentator on Anglican affairs and church and society issues.

  • 1 Nov 2012

    Plans for a conference of arms dealers at Church House, administrative HQ of the Church of England, have provoked shock, sadness and concern among Christians and others.

  • 31 Oct 2012

    Church House, the administrative HQ of the Church of England, is hosting a conference sponsored by arms companies. Christians are protesting against it.

  • 30 Oct 2012

    Every time that I think I can no longer be surprised by the behaviour of church institutions, I am proved wrong. Like many others, I was shocked to learn that a conference for arms dealers will take place in Church House. Thankfully, many Christians are still campaigning against the arms trade, militarism and cuts.

  • 22 Oct 2012

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has begun a campaign to persuade Church of England General Synod members to back women bishops.

  • 9 Oct 2012

    As we approach the first anniversary of the St Paul's protests it saddens Giles Fraser, former canon there, that the Church of England's reaction to Occupy was so reminiscent of its reaction to Chartism. In both cases, popular protest was dismissed as incoherent and unsuccessful, as the Archbishop of canterbury recently suggested about Occupy.