THE General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted overwhelmingly to support staying in the EU, in the run-up to the referendum next month
RUGBY fans are to be given the chance to join a choir that will lead the crowd in singing “Abide with me” before the kick-off of the Challenge Cup Final, on 27 August, at Wembley Stadium
The Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, this week completed a six-month pilgrimage of prayer, witness, and blessing around York diocese
A MAN who was abused by two senior Church of England clergyman has demanded that senior bishops make public statements of “repentance” because of what he says is their failure to act quickly on safeguarding reform
MINISTERS in the Church of Scotland can now enter into same-sex marriages, after the General Assembly voted to extend the ruling that permitted their contracting civil partnerships
TWO apologies were issued this week about the safeguarding row on Jersey, sparking further disagreement within the Church of England
CATHEDRALS around the world have responded to the plea of a churchgoer in East Sussex to ring their bells on 25 June, to raise awareness of the blood cancers from which she and others suffer
New translations of the Bible are most “optimal” when they set its poetry to music, research published in Open Theology suggests
LICHFIELD, Church Times Cricket Cup finalists in four of the past six seasons (and winners once), have lost none of their polish, winning each of their two matches by nine wickets
ANTI-SEMITISM is the thousand-year-old original sin of British racism, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said
TEACHERS at two Church of England schools in East Sussex walked out on Wednesday in protest at plans to close their schools
A VILLAGE church that has served its rural community for almost a millennium has reopened two years after it was devastated by fire
THE appointment of a bishop from the Episcopal Church in the United States in the diocese of Liverpool has provoked a complaint from conservative Evangelicals
A RETIRED Bishop has condemned a decision by county councillors this week to approve fracking near the North Yorkshire village of Kirby Misperton, in Ryedale
“FULL visible unity” remains the goal for the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches, despite a longer timescale than was “over-optimistically” estimated in the 1960s, an Anglican bishop said this week.
The Bishop, the Rt Revd Christopher
A FIRST international conference about Messy Church has drawn hundreds of supporters from 12 countries and many denominations.
The Archbishop of Canterbury recorded a video message for the event, held this month in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire: “Messy Church is a
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“God’s Own Country” - the biggest show garden at RHS Chelsea this year - was inspired by the great east window of York Minister. The colours of the stained glass are reflected in the planting of the g...