Pat Ashworth reports from Canterbury Cathedral on the first woman diocesan
A PRIEST who absconded from court last week, just as a jury was finding him guilty of stealing fees, has handed himself in
A CAMPAIGN to quash conspiracy theories suggesting that the West, in league with Israel, is seeking to undermine Islam is needed as part of a strategy to tackle Islamist extremism in Britain, the Prime Minister said in a speech on Monday
PARISH giving has risen to its highest level on record, to almost £1 billion. But the figures for 2013, the latest available, also show that the number of donors has shrunk
THE Rector of Farnham, the Revd Simon Reynolds, has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison, after being found guilty of stealing fees from his former parish and the diocese of Wakefield
A BEREAVED mother, Janet Dacombe, has spoken of the distress caused by the Church’s regulations on churchyards
MORE Anglicans voted for UKIP in the General Election than voted for the Liberal Democrats, the latest study of voting behaviour suggests.
FROM September, priests and Readers will be trained in Portsmouth for the first time after the diocese set up a joint venture with Ripon College, Cuddesdon
Donors to Truro Cathedral’s roof appeal are being invited to sign one of the 60,000 new slates being used
GROWING churches are an expanding market for Triodos, the bank that describes itself as a pioneer of ethical banking.
GREGORIAN chant is enjoying a revival, as new singers have their eyes opened to the beauties of the oldest continuously sung repertoire in Western Europe
A FORMER Second Church Estates Commissioner, Sir William van Straubenzee is among the former MPs named in documents to be passed to the national child-abuse inquiry led by Justice Lowell Goddard
MINISTRY places a strain on marriages, a new survey of 200 priests, pastors, and leaders suggests
At St Hilda’s Priory, Whitby, the now international Order of the Holy Paraclete are recalling their origins
A MAN who had planned his funeral service at his church, having being diagnosed with advanced cancer, this week married his fiancée instead, after his cancer went into remission.
Two steeplejacks return the restored weathervane to its place at the top of St Edmund’s tower, in Southwold, on the Suffolk coast.
DURHAM CATHEDRAL has won planning consent to build four houses opposite the cathedral, despite objections from some of the city’s residents and the co-ordinator of the World Heritage Site (WHS) that includes the cathedral
The Dean of Southwark, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, conducts a blessing of the site of the Crossbones paupers’ burial ground, last week. Prostitutes licensed by the Bishops of Winchester were buried here. Dean Nunn conducted a service “with regret for the wrongs of the past; in remembrance...
Professor John Hull dies, aged 80; Senior priest in Portsmouth diocese jailed; New inquiry into delivery of benefits; Valuable gravestones stolen from Leeds Minster
SPENDING on clergy pensions increased by almost £3 million in the past year, the Pensions Board’s annual report for 2014 has revealed.
THE Government’s abolition of the legally binding targets on child poverty are "the final nail in the coffin for compassionate Conservatism", the Chair of Christians on the Left said on Monday
In the West Midlands the C of E’s Shared Conversations on sexuality took place last month. Five participants speak to Madeleine Davies
THE latest attempt to change the law on assisted dying, which is to be debated by MPs in a Second Reading in September, has faced opposition from critics from the Church of England and elsewhere
THE European Court of Human Rights dismissed complaints that the UK violated the right to respect for private life
THE trustees of the former residence of the Bishops of London, Fulham Palace, are seeking £1.45 million to complete restoration of the historic house and gardens, and attract more visitors.
British expect justice, but employees abroad suffer; Airtime for religion programmes declines; Director of CA England retires