church of england

  • 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.

  • June 8, 2013

    Some people may be understandably confused about the Church of England’s position on same-sex partnerships and equal marriage. Official statements, the publicly-voiced views of senior clergy and broader opinions among church members point in different directions. Part of this is to do with realism, but shifts in understanding also play a part.

  • May 31, 2013

    Nicholas Holtam, the Bishop of Salisbury, has made clear his support for allowing same-sex couples to marry. Officially the Church of England is opposed to equal marriage but many members are in favour. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, covering England and Wales, is to be debated by the House of Lords.

  • March 23, 2013

    The WCC General Secretary joined church and civic leaders as Archbishop Justin Welby was installed in his new ministry at Canterbury Cathedral.

  • March 22, 2013

    The “inauguration of the ministry of the one hundred and fifth Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Portal Welby” (as the order of service described it) was a powerful and sometimes moving act of worship.

  • March 21, 2013

    Justin Welby is enthroned as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury today, in a service the scale, pomp and circumstance of which considerably exceeds the true cash worth of the Church of England at the moment, many may feel.