Church of England names first female bishop to sit in the House of Lords

Mar 26, 2015 by

By Victoria Ward, Telegraph: The first woman bishop to sit in the House of Lords has been appointed by the Church of England. The Venerable Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney, will become the Bishop of Gloucester. The 52-year-old is the UK’s third woman bishop but the first diocesan bishop – a more senior position than the junior, or suffragan, posts two women have so far been given. Ven Treweek, who believes that men and women should serve “side by side” in the highest offices of the...

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Church of England creates second female bishop

Mar 25, 2015 by

By Caroline Davies, Guardian: The Church of England has appointed a second female bishop, naming the Rev Canon Alison White as the new bishop of Hull. The announcement on Wednesday follows the consecration of the Rev Libby Lane, 48, as the eighth bishop of Stockport in January. The archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, declared: “This is a joyous day.” White, 58, is married to the Right Rev Frank White, 65, who is assistant bishop of Newcastle – making the couple the UK’s first husband-and-wife...

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Most Serious Threat to Reformed Anglicans since Archbishop Laud

Feb 17, 2015 by

By Julian Mann, Virtueonline: Arguably the most serious threat to Reformed Anglican ministry in the Church of England since the Laudian persecution of the 17th Century came to light at this week’s General Synod in London. It has now emerged that all candidates for ordination selection are being required to assent to the House of Bishops’ five guiding principles over women in the episcopate. This in effect means Reformed Anglican candidates have to agree with women bishops or be...

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Do we want a Church of England as intolerant as the Church in Wales and ECUSA?

Feb 6, 2015 by

By Ancient Briton: It used to be “Give me a child until he is seven and I will show you the man”. Now it is more likely to be ‘Give me the child… and I’ll show you the woman’ as witnessed by the work of St Oswalds‘ Sunday School children in Knuzden, Lancs. Their work illustrates that the children in St Oswald’s have been tuned to the same wavelength as their vicar’s by enthusiastically endorsing her decision to maintain a ten minute silence...

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The Ordination of the Bishop of Burnley

Feb 4, 2015 by

From Forward in Faith: Forward in Faith expresses its gratitude to the Archbishop of York for making arrangements for the Bishop of Burnley’s ordination which gave full expression to the Guiding Principles enshrined in the House of Bishops’ Declaration. The first Guiding Principle speaks of the respect and canonical obedience that lawful office-holders deserve. The Archbishop of York presided in York Minister and the Bishop of Burnley took the oath of due obedience to him. No one present could...

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Bishop Philip North – Catholic Continuity and Ecclesial Unity

Feb 2, 2015 by

From Cranmer: On 7th November 2014, it was announced by The Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street: “The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Philip John North to the Suffragan See of Burnley.” It was filed under ‘Arts and Culture’, which, for David Cameron, is precisely where the Church of England may be neatly classified – a little way but not too far down the via media of cultural creativity and the equal society; somewhere between the Royal Shakespeare Company and the...

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