C of E unveils logo for Queen Elizabeth’s 90 birthday

Feb 12, 2016 by

From ACNS: The Church of England has unveiled the logo that it will use for its celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90 birthday, after running a design competition through church schools. Ten-year-old Lucas Salinger from Potten End C of E Primary School in Hertfordshire, part of the St Albans Diocese, drew the winning design, which was selected from more than 1,000 entries. It depicts a circular crest bordered by children holding hands. It is dissected by a cross, reminiscent of the one that...

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Government praises “spiritual insight” of bishops in response to petition calling for their removal from the Lords.

Feb 10, 2016 by

from National Secular Society. The Government has said that changes to the Lords are “important” but that the position of the bishops in the Upper House is not a “priority”, in response to a petition calling for the removal of 26 bishops from the House of Lords. After the censure of the US Episcopalian Church by the Anglican Communion over same-sex marriage, a petition was launched calling on the Government to reform the House of Lords by removing Anglican bishops from...

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Poll spun to apply pressure to Church of England on same sex ‘marriage’

Feb 7, 2016 by

From Christian Concern: A new poll suggesting that more Anglicans in the United Kingdom support same-sex ‘marriage’ than oppose it has been roundly criticised for being presented in a deceptive manner. The YouGov poll, which was commissioned by self-styled ‘Anglican’ and LGBT activist Jane Ozanne, purported to show that 45 per cent of Anglicans (of over 1500 surveyed) believe that same-sex ‘marriage’ is right, while 37 per cent believe it is wrong. Ms Ozanne and others...

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Not fit for purpose? Just imagine society without the Church

Feb 4, 2016 by

By Andy Walton, Christian Today: We all get annoyed with the Church at times. Either our local congregation or the whole institution. If it was up to us things would be different and better. It’s not just those inside the Church either. There are those outside who find themselves poorly treated or who simply want to be a critical friend and offer some suggestions for improvement. These kinds of critique can be good. We need to be constantly looking to improve the way we serve people and...

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What’s so dangerous about this book about the Church of England?

Feb 4, 2016 by

By Damian Thompson, Spectator: The decline of the Church of England has been one of the most astonishing trends in modern Britain. The pews of churches in this country are emptying at the rate of about 10,000 parishioners a week. Next week, a book was to be published about this collapse entitled That Was The Church That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People. But suddenly the publishers, Bloomsbury, decided to pull it. The book, it seemed, was a little too incendiary. Those...

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Surveying the Survey: Anglicans and Same-Sex Marriage

Feb 2, 2016 by

By Andrew Goddard, Fulcrum: Despite all our Shared Conversations, it remains largely a mystery as to what people in the Church of England really believe about same-sex marriage. Jayne Ozanne has just published a survey which claims to shed new light on this by identifying Anglicans in England and finding more of them believe same-sex marriage is right than believe it is wrong. What can such a survey do? It is of course important that any such findings are simply descriptive not prescriptive....

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