church of england

  • April 11, 2012

    I was dragged by police from the steps of St Paul's Cathedral as I knelt in prayer during the eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange. The occupiers had arrived on the cathedral's doorstep after they were prevented from protesting closer to the Stock Exchange. The Occupy movement attracted a surprising degree of public sympathy and Christians, like others, were challenged to choose sides.

  • April 2, 2012

    Better relationships rather than punitive legislation are the way forward for churches, a leading opponent of the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant says.

  • March 31, 2012

    Christian campaigners for peace and justice have given a mixed reaction to the election of the Respect Party’s George Galloway in the Bradford West by-election.

  • March 23, 2012

    The Canon Pastor of St Paul's has refused to meet with Christians who were dragged by police from the cathedral steps as they prayed during the 'Occupy' eviction.

  • March 22, 2012
  • March 22, 2012

    The Accord Coalition for inclusive education has expressed regret at the inward-looking focus of the Church of England’s ‘Church School of the Future’ report.

  • March 18, 2012

    The next Archbishop will be chosen by the great and the good, sprinkled with some local diocesan worthies, observes Graeme Smith. They will weigh up the diverse and competing needs of the Church of England, the Anglican Communion, the British State, and the diocese of Canterbury. They will receive submissions, take soundings and consult widely before reaching their considered opinion. But is not a less oligarchical and hierarchical way forward possible?

  • March 16, 2012

    Several religious groups have expressed support for same-sex marriage, saying that church leaders who oppose it do not speak for them.

  • March 14, 2012

    St Paul’s Cathedral have received a letter from five Christians who were removed by police as they prayed on the cathedral steps during the 'Occupy' eviction.

  • March 10, 2012

    I admire David Ison, who was appointed Dean of St Paul's Cathedral earlier this week, for speaking up for same-sex marriage in his first national media interview after being appointed. I'm sorry that he ruined it within days by defending the forced eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange in language that manages to be both evasive and insulting.