church of england

  • November 20, 2012

    The Christian message is at heart about reconciliation. But the church which is supposed to proclaim and live that message has often failed to do so in its own life and example, sometimes spectacularly.

  • November 20, 2012

    Archbishop of Canterbury designate Justin Welby has made a strong appeal to the Church of England's General Synod to vote in favour of women bishops.

  • November 20, 2012

    Over a thousand clergy of the Church of England signed an open letter to The Independent newspaper on Sunday 18 November 2012, urging the General Synod to vote in favour of women bishops in the debate and ballot today (20 November).

  • November 20, 2012

    The General Synod of the Church of England is today charged with making a historic decision about whether to allow women to become bishops.

  • November 19, 2012

    The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have committed Catholic institutions in their orbit to implementing a Living Wage for all.

  • November 12, 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.

  • November 10, 2012

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

  • November 10, 2012

    'YES 2 women bishops' (http://yes2womenbishops.blogspot.co.uk) 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.

  • November 9, 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.

  • November 9, 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.