• April 29, 2018

    A scheme offering young people experience of ministry in Church of England parishes is attracting an increasing number of participants.

  • February 11, 2018

    Following debate at the General Synod, the Church of England’s Faith and Order Commission is to undertake further refinement and clarification on proposals that would see the Church of England and the Methodist Church enter into a relationship of communion and enable an interchange of their presbyteral ministries.

  • September 29, 2017

    The number of people entering training to become priests in the Church of England is at the highest level for a decade, with women making up more than half the total.

  • May 30, 2017

    A Scottish university has entered into a unique partnership to provide additional training to ministers in one of the world’s poorest countries.

  • August 13, 2015

    The Archbishop of York will block a lay minister from serving local churches, simply because he is getting married.

  • March 22, 2013

    The “inauguration of the ministry of the one hundred and fifth Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Portal Welby” (as the order of service described it) was a powerful and sometimes moving act of worship.

  • March 15, 2013

    Yes 2 Women Bishops is holding a conference on Saturday 16 March 2013, from 10.00am to 3.00pm, at Christ Church, New Malden in Southwark Diocese.

  • October 3, 2011

    A former university lecturer was last week ordained as the first of the Church of Scotland’s new pioneering type of local ministers.

  • May 27, 2011

    In England, the debate on stipends, remuneration and expenses for Anglican clergy serving the Established church continues - with a BBC radio investigation in the pipeline.The issues include pay justice, terms and conditions of work, investment decisions and use of financial resources.

    Meanwhile, in Scotland, the Presbyterian national church is looking towards giving newly qualified ministers a "lucrative bonus" to serve in remote rural parishes as their first charge, under plans from a Kirk council.

  • October 27, 2009

    The whole people of God, including the clergy, are part of a living church present in communities throughout the world, says Savi Hensman. But the centrality of an empowered laity to a liberating faith can often be lost amidst debilitating church squabbles.