Clergy burnout: Why stress affects church ministers, and what they can do about it

Jul 20, 2017 by

by James Macintyre, Christian Today: The BBC series Rev was brilliant but at times silly and, doubtless, wildly inaccurate. But there was one memorably authentic scene in which the vicar, Adam Smallbone, really is at rock bottom. Tears roll slowly down his cheeks as Smallbone, played by Tom...

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Why I will continue to wear vestments

Jul 12, 2017 by

by Andrew Lightbown: Synod has voted and canon law will now be changed to permit deacons and priests and, presumably, readers to dispense with vestments when celebrating the divine office. Vestments will no longer be required for weddings and, I think, funerals. The decision to dress less...

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Leading Anglican Evangelist Berates Welby over Carey’s Forced Resignation

Jul 12, 2017 by

by Canon Michael Green, VOL: Public executions are ugly. But that is what has happened to Lord Carey. As a result of his handling of the Bishop Peter Ball pedophile affair, a quarter of a century ago, he has now not only been criticized in the Gibb Report and accused in a letter of June 21 by the...

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Does this vote by the Church of England mean the end for the Bishop’s Mitre?

Jul 11, 2017 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Church of England today embraced informal attire for all its clergy, known as ‘dress down Sundays’. Formal vestments have not been abandoned nor abolished – but it is now optional for clergy to wear traditional vestments at services such as Holy...

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Clergy can dress down after church votes to let them ditch vestments

Jul 11, 2017 by

by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: Clergy have been given the go-ahead to ditch their robes and dress down for services following a vote by the church’s General Synod. Priests should be allowed flexibility to wear what they want to make the church more accessible and relevant to the modern world,...

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Church of England could ditch mitres over claims ‘they look silly’

Jul 8, 2017 by

by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: A senior Church of England figure is calling for bishops to ditch their mitres because they symbolise a “culture of deference”. Revd Ian Paul, a member of the Archbishops’ Council, said the traditional hats were part of a “world of the...

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