church of england

  • 14 Mar 2013

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has offered his "warmest welcome" to the former Cardinal Bergoglio on his election as Pope Francis.

  • 13 Mar 2013

    I have often been critical of the Church of England’s leadership for being slow to speak out on issues of economic justice. I’m therefore delighted that 43 CofE bishops have criticised the coalition for cutting benefits (or technically, for raising them by one percent, which is below the rate of inflation and therefore a cut in all but name).

  • 10 Mar 2013

    Over 40 Church of England bishops have signed an letter to the government in the media criticising its Benefits Uprating Bill as an attack on the poorest.

  • 18 Feb 2013

    The marketisation of the health service "has gone too far", two Church of England bishops have suggested, following the latest scandal.

  • 28 Jan 2013

    A groundbreaking new campaign calling on churches to increase the number of blood and organ donors in the UK has been launched today.

  • 24 Jan 2013

    Church of England bishops and the Methodist President are among signatories to a multifaith letter calling for an end to a financial system built on unjust debt.

  • 21 Jan 2013

    The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has welcomed the Church of England's call for inclusion in education, and urged it to take practical steps.

  • 15 Jan 2013

    While reading the Church Times in bed last week, I flicked over to the adverts and saw an announcement that disgusted me. It was advertising the “Commemoration of the martyrdom of King Charles I”. It listed two eucharistic services, in London and Edinburgh, each led by a bishop, to mark this “martyrdom”.

  • 11 Jan 2013

    Nigerian Anglican bishops have condemned the Church of England decision to allow celibate clergy in civil partnerships to be bishops, threatening further action. The statement highlighted ambiguous attitudes to the Bible among Church of Nigeria leaders.

  • 9 Jan 2013

    Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of Uganda has condemned the decision by Church of England bishops to allow celibate clergy in civil partnerships to be bishops, claiming this violated biblical faith and Anglican agreements.