THE Archbishop of Canterbury admitted on Thursday that
allowing women into the episcopate will be a "further difficulty"
on the road to unity with other Churches
Eighteen months after the collapse of the previous women-bishops
draft Measure, a new creation was awaiting approval at the General
WEARING robes could become optional for those officiating at
some services, after the General Synod passed a motion calling for
draft legislation to relax the current rules
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has joined forces with 22 other
faith leaders to warn that a change in the law on assisted dying
would have a "serious detrimental effect" on society
A MAN who was abused as a choirboy, Phil Johnson, has added his
voice to the criticism of Baroness Butler-Sloss, who resigned on
Monday from chairing the Government's inquiry into historical
allegations of child-abuse in institutions
THE first Black Church political manifesto to be drawn up in the
UK has urged black and ethnic-minority Christians to engage in
social and political action
A NEW mood of penitence could be detected at Wonga, the payday
lenders, this week.
A PRIEST in Warwickshire has begun a David and Goliath battle
with the Treasury over the imposition of insurance premium tax
(IPT) on listed places of worship.
CONSERVATIVES and traditionalists who cannot accept women
bishops will still flourish in the diocese of Hereford, its next
Bishop has said
A CLERICAL cookery challenge set two priests to cook the best
nutritious meal, using only items found in a typical foodbank
parcel, in front of a live audience. They were given only 30
A REREDOS dating from 1908, created for St Luke's Hospital for
the Clergy by Sir Ninian Comper, has found a new home at St Mark's,
Regent's Park, London
POPE FRANCIS has advanced the cause of the canonisation of
Sophie Leeves, a British former Anglican, just a month after he
recognised the "heroic virtue" of Frances Taylor, the daughter of a
former Rector of Stoke Rochford, in Lincolnshire
IN A SURPRISE step, announced days before the end of the school
year, members of the Park View Academy Trust - which is responsible
for three Birmingham schools at the centre of the "Trojan horse"
allegations - resigned on Tuesday.
CHURCH officials have apologised to a woman after she stumbled
over human remains in a graveyard.
THE Orange Order and Northern Irish politicians were praised by
the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland after
the peaceful end to a contentious Twelfth of July parade in Belfast
on Saturday, which, in former years, sparked off days of rioting by
Loyalist and Nationalist factions.
"AS DELIGHTED as I am for the outcome of this vote, I am also
mindful of those within the Church for whom the result will be
difficult and a cause of sorrow." The Archbishop of Canterbury had
in mind on Monday evening the group of conservative Evangelicals
A SCHEME aimed at engaging churches with young adults through
their interest in motorbikes was launched this week. The REV
Project uses the iconic imagery of motorcycling as a way of sharing
the gospel to generate interest and engage young people.
THE fact that there might be more pressing needs than that of a
new church organ was not a matter that should prevent the grant of
a confirmatory faculty for the replacement of an existing pipe
organ with a digital organ, the Commissary General of the diocese
of Canterbury, Morag Ellis QC, stated
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have found hard evidence of a rare medieval
convent, long known to have existed in west Wales. Until now,
mystery surrounded the exact location of the Llanllyr nunnery in
the Aeron Valley, near Aberaeron.
The Missal of Ludwig of Teck (1430-35), a newly discovered
work by the Master of the Prayerbook, Albrecht V, a Habsburg Duke
of Austria, was sold for £1,082,500, at Sotheby's on
Ronald Blythe, artist, writer, and Church Times columnist, with
the sculpture of his head created by the artist Jon Edgar.
The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, consecrates a new
burial ground, next to the graveyard at St Wulfran's, Ovingdean.
Known as "Daphne's Field", bought with a generous legacy from a
parishioner, it overlooks the sea.
Bishop welcomes new Education Secretary; Bishop Jones to
chair hospital inquiry; Mother feels her son's heart beat
again; Lay pioneers recognised; Rediscovered manuscript
adds weight to canonisation call
The General Synod has given final approval to enabling women to
become bishops in the Church of England. The draft legislation was
carried with confident majorities in all three Houses
A VICTIM abused while a choirboy in Chichester diocese has added
his voice to the criticism of Baroness Butler-Sloss, who stood down
as chair of the government into institutional abuse on Monda
CLERGY who baptise the children of unchurched families expressed
support for alternative texts for baptism at General Synod on
Sunday. They said that the existing language was incomprehensible
to many people