C of E raises serious concerns about Christian Freemasons

Feb 9, 2018 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: The Church of England has reiterated “significant concerns” about Christians becoming Freemasons amid renewed controversy about the presence of the secretive organisation at the heart of the British establishment. Christopher Cocksworth, the bishop of Coventry,...

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Church of England says top bishops are being chosen for their management skills rather than their intellect

Feb 9, 2018 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Bishops are being chosen for their management skills rather than their intellect, a Church of England report warned yesterday. The scathing assessment of the CofE’s 42 top bishops raised several causes for ‘anxiety’ over the appointments system. One was that Church...

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Plans to heal 200-year-old wound with Methodism face opposition at synod

Feb 1, 2018 by

by Kaya Burgess, The Times: Plans to heal a 200-year-old split between the Anglican and Methodist churches will face strong opposition at General Synod next week from traditionalists who say that it “threatens the fundamentals” of the Church of England. The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that...

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Anglican Resistance Fires Shots Ahead of Synod

Feb 1, 2018 by

by Joshua D Jones, Sanity’s Cove: Next week is the Church of England’s (CoE) official Synod. Religious men, women, and non-binary will descend on London in their ecclesiastical garb in what is sure to be the oddest-looking gathering since last summer’s cosplay convention. Unlike the cosplay...

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Bishop Bell, the ‘Rebel Priest’ and a catalogue of lies

Jan 31, 2018 by

by David Virtue, Medium: A vicar falsely accused by the Church of England and cleared of most of the accusations by a disciplinary tribunal is to deliver the keynote address at a conference organised to restore the good name and legacy of Bishop George Bell on Thursday at Church House,...

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Anger over House of Bishops’ decision on transgender liturgy

Jan 26, 2018 by

from CEN: FOLLOWING last summer’s General Synod decision to call for new liturgies to mark a person’s gender transition the House of Bishops this week said that rite Affirmation of Baptismal Faith could be used instead. However, their decision has sparked anger. The Chair of LGBT Christian...

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