church of england

  • May 8, 2009

    The Church of England is planning rapid expansion of publicly-funded schools in its control, but it faces a challenge from parents, teachers, unions, academics, clergy and many others who want to end discrimination in admissions and employment.

  • April 20, 2009

    The Dean of Southwark has said that the actions of the Bishop of Rochester and two others compromises their Anglican loyalty and raises questions about an attempt to create an alternative Anglican church.

  • April 12, 2009

    Some Church of England leaders are complaining that others are stealing their opinion space in the media, says Jonathan Bartley. The answer is to act with integrity, rather than to demand attention.

  • April 8, 2009

    Clergy from the Church of England are being invited to provide respite for priests in war-torn Sri Lanka. They will take over in safe regions, while Sri Lankan priests support those in conflict zones.

  • March 30, 2009

    The Anglican Bishop of Rochester, Dr Michael Nazir Ali, has announced his intention to step down so that he can give more time to supporting under-pressure Christians around the world.

  • February 26, 2009

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York launched a Lent appeal for Zimbabwe on Ash Wednesday, as Christians in Britain and beyond joined in a day of prayer and fasting for the troubled country.

  • February 24, 2009

    The Church of England's General Synod produces the headlines, says Giles Fraser. But this is not the true church. They are somewhere else, trying to make a real difference to the world.

  • February 20, 2009

    Attendance figures for the Church of England in 2007 indicate that the total number of adults, children and young people regularly attending its churches has dropped one per cent overall since 2002.

  • February 13, 2009

    The long road towards accepting women bishops in the Church of England became an inch shorter on 11 February as the Church of England's General Synod passed a tentative enabling motion.

  • February 11, 2009

    The General Synod of the Church of England has voted overwhelmingly to back a motion calling for a prohibition on clergy and senior staff being members of the far-right British National Party.