bishops

  • 5 Oct 2014

    Over 300 Anglicans and members of other churches have signed an open letter to bishops who are secretly gay, encouraging them to 'come out' about their sexuality.

  • 27 Jan 2014

    Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, bishops, crossbenchers and peers from all parties want the UK to help resettle Syrian refugees.

  • 23 Dec 2013

    The Anglican Bishop of Warrington has said Britain risks "losing the safety net" of the benefit system.

  • 8 Jun 2013

    Some people may be understandably confused about the Church of England’s position on same-sex partnerships and equal marriage. Official statements, the publicly-voiced views of senior clergy and broader opinions among church members point in different directions. Part of this is to do with realism, but shifts in understanding also play a part.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 9 Jan 2013

    There has been much ado about bishops of late. First, the Church of England's House of Laity rejected the consecration of women, to the consternation of a majority in their own communion and the incredulity of wider society. Then the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster soured the Nativity season - perhaps the tenderest of all our celebrations of the mysteries of faith - with negativity about same sex love and marriage.

  • 5 Jan 2013

    Clergy in civil partnerships can become bishops provided they are celibate, the Church of England House of Bishops agreed. Though this falls far short of full equality, some have labelled it a major shift in church policy.