church of england

  • September 7, 2007

    Preserving religious freedom, including the right to manifest diverse beliefs, is a cornerstone of an open, liberal and tolerant society, the C of E Archbishops’ Council says in its response to proposals for a Single Equality Bill. Others say the Church is being too defensive.

  • September 1, 2007

    Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu has made an emotional appeal to Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams to invite all Anglican bishops to the 2008 global Lambeth Conference, "even those irregularly consecrated or actively gay."

  • August 28, 2007

    In a move which could signal a longer-term shift in its ministry, the role of deacons as missionaries to their local communities should be taken more seriously, argues a report from the Church of England’s Faith and Order Advisory Group published last week.

  • August 25, 2007

    Despite a significant overall fall-off over the past 30 years, more than 171,000 GCSE students are opening envelopes to reveal their grades in Religious Education today, an increase of 7.2 per cent in those taking the full course since 2006.

  • August 15, 2007

    While some members of the Church of England appear ready to expel or de-Christianise each other over different views on sexuality, others are trying to talk together - using the medium of social networking site Facebook. But not many so far.

  • August 13, 2007

    St Peter's, a 10th century Church of England church building at Barton-upon-Humber in north-east England, has reopened after a £600,000 makeover. It is now an international centre for the study of human remains, and a significant visitor attraction.

  • August 10, 2007

    The Anglican Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard, whose diocese includes rural areas, has promised the support of the church to the farming communities involved in the latest outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

  • August 5, 2007

    Keen to keep up with advancing technology and to find new ways of increasing supporter awareness, the Church of England is expanding its digital efforts with an electronic news bulletin and trial podcasts.

  • August 3, 2007

    A report in this week’s Church of England Newspaper (3 August 2007) claims that Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria may ordain a bishop for an English jurisdiction before the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops in 2008.

  • August 2, 2007

    The Church of England, would shut down were it not for the ministrations of its gay members, including clergy, says Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire – interviewed by Scottish journalist Andrew Collier.