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Meeting ‘to prevent inconveniences’

The issues to be tackled at Lambeth 2008 are just the latest in a long line since 1867. David L. Edwards looks back at the history of the Lambeth Conference

THE INVENTION of the steamship made it possible to cross the Atlantic in reasonable time and comfort. The invention of the Lambeth Conference 141 years ago made it possible for the bishops of the United Church of England and Ireland in Canada to let off steam in the London palace of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

They had become alarmed by the rulings of the judicial committee of the Privy Council, which had (it seemed to them) protected heresy in the persons of the Bishop of ...

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How we took our pick

How we took our pick

Paul Handley explains why we began our quest for the best 100 Christian books, and how we reached our verdicts  Read More

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When the nation needs a shared sense of sacrifice

War memorials have been made more Christian, but this has blurred distinctions between faith and patriotism, says John Wolffe  Subscribe to read more

Tue 30 Sep 14 @ 15:27
To update readers, we are tracking the case of former Bishop of Gloucester Peter Ball at Old Bailey. Case will next be listed 27/10/2014

Tue 30 Sep 14 @ 14:36
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