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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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Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH