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Goddard Inquiry begins to sift through Church’s evidence

Goddard Inquiry begins to sift through Church’s evidence

THE Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has begun a “rapid evidence assessment” as part of its investigation into the Anglican Churches in England and Wales, the Inquiry’s Counsel, Ben Emmerson QC, said this week

Priest resigns then marries gay partner

Priest resigns then marries gay partner

A CHURCH of England priest married his gay partner three days after his resignation, after being warned that he would face disciplinary proceedings if he married while still in post

Churches in UK put on alert after attack in Rouen

Churches in UK put on alert after attack in Rouen

WHILE prayers and condemnation flooded in from faith leaders, police urged churches to review their security, after a priest was killed in an attack in a church in northern France on Tuesday morning

How churches and charities are riding to the rescue

How churches and charities are riding to the rescue

Madeleine Davies learns how Coventry churches are helping plug the gaps left by cuts in state funding

Leicestershire church wins faculty to install an aumbry

Leicestershire church wins faculty to install an aumbry

THE Consistory Court of the diocese of Leicester reflected on the legality of the reservation of the sacraments when dealing with a petition for a faculty for the installation of an aumbry, which is a small locked cupboard or safe whose principal purpose is the reservation of the sacraments

Chaplains help out as BHS Failure hits 11,000 workers

Chaplains help out as BHS Failure hits 11,000 workers

AS THE demand grows for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood over the failure of BHS, his former employees are wonder­ing how to cope with the conse­quences of the chain’s demise

Bishop urges statehood for Palestine

Bishop urges statehood for Palestine

THE Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, has urged the Government to recognise the state of Palestine, in a House of Lords debate on the living conditions of Palestinian children

Organist plays all 94 organs in British cathedrals

Organist plays all 94 organs in British cathedrals

A CHURCH organist was due to set a record yesterday by having played every cathedral organ in England, Scotland, and Wales.

A rendition by the organist John Richards of “Auld lang syne” in St Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, Inverness, will add the

Chains of history 'still bind black men'

Chains of history

“SONS Arise”, a service of celebration and reflection to enable black men to remember and honour their enslaved ancestors, is to be held at Holy Trinity, Birchfield, in Birmingham diocese, on Sunday

Churches to make bid for security cash

Churches to make bid for security cash

CHURCHES and other places of wor­ship at risk from religiously moti­vated hate-crime have eight weeks to apply for Government cash to improve their security, after the announcement of a new fund this week

Hadrian's Wall church is site of first UK Africans

Hadrian

THE home of the first Africans to live in Britain was on the site of what is now a church, a new documentary series will reveal

Headstone ruling forces compromise

Headstone ruling forces compromise

THE Consistory Court of the diocese of Worcester was called on to resolve the question of who, if anyone, had the right or duty to erect a commemorative memorial over the grave of a deceased person

Music and dancing: it’s all on a holiday at a church near you

Music and dancing: it’s all on a holiday at a church near you

CHURCHES across the UK are breaking out the bunting and throwing open their doors this summer to host holiday camps for the elderly

Anthropologist takes up post as Archbishop's reconciler

Anthropologist takes up post as Archbishop

A THEOLOGIAN who specialises in Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations has been appointed the Archbishop of Canterbury’s adviser for reconciliation

Spires could help drones take off

Spires could help drones take off

CHURCH spires could be drafted into a high-tech network of charg­ing stations for autonomous flying deliv­ery drones, the US e-com­merce company Amazon has suggested

Shakespeare re-imagined as liturgy

Shakespeare re-imagined as liturgy

A NEW liturgy based on Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is to be performed at Holy Trinity Stratford, and at St Martin in the Fields, in London, in August, to mark the 400th anniversary year of the playwright’s death

Still too poor to buy food

Still too poor to buy food

FOODBANKS are “here to stay”, an Oxford researcher warned last week, as a two-year study that has explored the factors driving people to seek emergency food supplies was published

Have a beer, and do yoga

Have a beer, and do yoga

FIND the church cat, scale the steeple, enjoy a beer festival, give blood, and go skateboarding: just a few of the more surprising suggestions included in “50 things to do in a church” — the latest campaign from the National Churches Trust

Mother-love

Mother-love

A still from a new video installation at St Paul’s Cathedral, by the internationally renowned artist Bill Viola

 

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

New Bishop of Tewkesbury announced; Peterborough Cathedral in ‘cash flow crisis’; United Society changes its name... again; Bishop of Sodor and Man to retire; PBS collates prayers known to Somme’s soldiers

Kent church honours 'Local lad' Sir Harry Vane

Kent church honours

MEMBERS of the congregation of a church in Kent are to gather on Sunday morning for a service to honour a “local lad”, Sir Harry Vane, whose career spanned the English Civil War and its aftermath

Tribute to the Church Times

Tribute to the Church Times

Letter: Tribute to the CT — and its reliable purveyors

Syrian family welcomed to new home at Lambeth Palace

Syrian family welcomed to new home at Lambeth Palace

A SURROUNDING embrace of love, concern, and support will enable Syrian families resettled in the UK to thrive, the Archbishop of Canterbury said on Tuesday

Chorus of disapproval follows Trident vote

Chorus of disapproval follows Trident vote

THE decision by MPs to sanction the building of Britain’s next-generation nuclear deterrent has been met with almost unanimous condemnation from church leaders and organisations

Awards go to girls in cross-faith project

Awards go to girls in cross-faith project

THE first “graduates” of a coding course for teenage girls from Roman Catholic, Muslim, and Jewish schools in London have been given their awards at Twitter HQ, which has supported the ground-breaking initiative

Grave used by thieves to be relocated

Grave used by thieves to be relocated

EXHUMATION, and reinterment in a different part of the churchyard, could be seen as being for the public benefit when the existing memorial stone over the grave was being used by thieves to climb on to the church roof, the Consistory Court of the diocese of Coventry ruled when granting a faculty

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