church of england

  • November 15, 2013

    The Archbishop of Canterbury’s statement that Church of England schools can move away from religious selection "opens the door" to change, say reformers.

  • October 28, 2013

    This is a time to be both politically and practically subversive in the face of a growing political consensus that is hurting the most vulnerable, says Jonathan Bartley. All of the main parties in the UK, including Labour, support the cut in housing benefit. Labour has said that it would not reverse it - or, indeed, most of the other welfare reforms - should it gain power at the next election. In the face of such a negative consensus, new social housing could become a central weapon in the Churches' fight to protect the poorest.

  • October 27, 2013

    At the second Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), which met in Nairobi from 21-26 October 2013, senior clergy from certain provinces firmly condemned fellow Anglicans with views different from their own.

  • September 12, 2013

    Following a landmark vote today, women are to be allowed to become bishops in the Welsh Anglican Church.

  • September 9, 2013

    A joint commission of the Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain wants renewed efforts to fulfil the hope of unity.

  • August 21, 2013

    Christians campaigning against fracking have spoken out following their arrest at protests in Balcombe, Sussex.

  • July 19, 2013

    The Government has broken a pledge to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol. Five UK churches have expressed disappointment at the abandonment of the policy

  • July 9, 2013

    The General Synod of the Church of England has reaffirmed its commitment to women bishops and called for new draft legislation to be introduced.

  • July 6, 2013

    Like many other church assemblies around this time, the Church of England General Synod in July 2013 faces several controversial and challenging issues. As Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby recognised, both openness and boldness are needed.

  • July 4, 2013

    Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, praised church schools at a seminar at Lambeth Palace on 3 July and urged the Church of England to open new schools.