Bell ringers to mark 100 years since the end of First World War

Nov 12, 2017 by

from BBC News: Some 1,400 bell ringers are to be recruited in 2018 to mark 100 years since World War One ended. They will represent the 1,400 bell ringers who died in the conflict. Bells in churches and cathedrals will ring out on 11 November next year and Big Ben will also strike to mark the...

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Churches Without Fathers: We have “produced our own single-parent family parish model in the woman priest.”

Nov 2, 2017 by

from Not Another Episcopal Church Blog: (Hat Tip: Barbara Gauthier) Robbie Low is vicar of St. Peter’s, Bushey Heath, a parish in the Church of England (*see note below – Ed) and his recent commentary on the fatherless church (requires subscription to “Touchstone”) cites research...

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Church of England Attendance Change by Diocese, 2011-16

Oct 25, 2017 by

From The Opinionated Vicar blog. The latest Church of England attendance figures are out, and full marks to the CofE for producing them in Excel format as well as the usual pdfs. So much easier to play about with. The good news, however, ends there. You can always tell if it’s been an iffy...

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Too few children in too many pews, latest C of E mission statistics warn

Oct 19, 2017 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times: THE average C of E church has just three children attending, and the smallest 25 per cent have, on average, none at all, according to the latest Statistics for Mission. The data, collected by parishes a year ago, shows the overall decline in attendance to be...

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Pastors Ready to Sink Left’s Censorship

Oct 18, 2017 by

by Tony Perkins, Family Research Council: It used to be that liberals didn’t want faith in the public square. Now they don’t want it in churches either! That’s been the message of the Left’s IRS for decades. Under Obama, the agency breathed down the necks of nonprofits and...

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“Don’t abandon the flock” – command from the Lord, or excuse for inaction?

Oct 17, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Over the past 60 years English Anglican evangelicals, who share the same commitment to the core elements of biblical faith “once delivered to the saints”, have disagreed, sometimes sharply, about very important, but ‘secondary’ issues. These include: should we...

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