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Pan-Anglican coming-of-age party

The Pan-Anglican Congress 1908 was a defining moment, says Glyn Paflin

THE 1908 Lambeth Conference was held “in private for common counsel”, as Bishop George Bell relates in his biography of Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury at the time; but another gathering was held to raise the profile (as we should say now) of the Anglican Communion. Thousands went, and it was widely trumpeted — even by the initially sceptical Church Times.

Bell describes it as “an unofficial assembly intended to stir the imagination of the Anglican Communion ...

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It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

John Polkinghorne, physicist, priest, and writer, will be 85 on 16 October. Patrick Miles talked to him  Subscribe to read more

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In forgetfulness of the Kingdom

The Church has cut Jesus’s teaching from the heart of its worship, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard  Subscribe to read more

Tue 13 Oct 15 @ 17:37
Is the Church stuck with the same old ideas for growth as it had in the 19th century?

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Ukrainian Christian charity centre at risk