Property claims by seceders

Aug 18, 2017 by

from Church Times: If a parish priest rejects his bishop’s oversight and joins a “GAFCON” Church and is followed by the PCC, do they have a claim on the church building and other parish property? Church buildings and parsonage houses are vested in the incumbent for so long as he or she holds the...

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The lesson of Anglicanism: liberalism will tear you apart

Aug 14, 2017 by

by Fr Ed Tomlinson, Catholic Herald: Highly political synods shattered Anglicanism’s fragile unity. Catholics should take note. A former Anglican Chaplain to the Queen, the Revd Gavin Ashenden, is spearheading a revolt in the Church of England Synod over the thorny issue of homosexuality....

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Evangelical bishop warns split may be necessary as he spearheads resistance to liberalising CofE

Aug 9, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: A senior evangelical bishop in the Church of England is spearheading resistance to a perceived drift in teaching on sexuality, hinting that some form of schism may be necessary. Julian Henderson, the Bishop of Blackburn and president of the Church of England...

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Conservative Anglicans are close to despair. Is the CofE about to split?

Jul 20, 2017 by

by Andrew Sabisky, Catholic Herald: As an Anglican, I used to think theological liberalism was on the wane. Not any more Anyone with a lick of sense can see that the Church of England is in serious trouble. Congregational decline, child abuse scandals, and financially desperate cathedrals are just...

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Preventing Schism in the Church of England

Jun 13, 2017 by

by James Oakley: Is schism the biggest, or even the only, heresy in today’s church? It can seem so. The anonymous Twitter account, operated under the handle @thechurchmouse, recently mused: “Considering whether the heresy of division and disunity is the most prevalent heresy in the...

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Church of England schism: a timely new reformation or tit-for-tat boundary pushing?

May 12, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: On 31st October 1517, an obscure Catholic monk called Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of All Saints’, the Castle Church in Wittenberg, protesting at the sale of indulgences and other abuses – an event taken as marking the beginning of the Protestant...

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