Dress-down Sundays: Church considers making clerical dress optional

Jan 29, 2016 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: Vicars could be free to conduct services in track suits and hoodies under new proposals by the Church of England to be seen as “relevant” in the modern world. The Church’s House of Bishops has launched an official consultation about the possibility of relaxing canon law, which currently requires priests to wear traditional clerical robes when leading communion or special services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals. It is the first formal step by the Church...

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Does daily worship count for anything?

Dec 23, 2015 by

by Caroline Wyatt, BBC: Every day at Christ Church Primary School – a Church of England school on Brick Lane in London – pupils sit together for daily worship, led by the headteacher, Julian Morant. The pupils come from varying backgrounds, and many different ethnicities, but as he reads from a Bible story, they sit quietly, listening raptly. He is a strong defender of the tradition, and feels it is a time for the children to pause, to worship, and to give thanks. “We always...

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Worship and teaching for the week

Sep 20, 2015 by

SERMONS AND TALKS 1. Remain in me [John 15:1-8] – Vaughan Roberts – St Ebbes Oxford Audio http://tinyurl.com/pa3bowx 2. The Christian Life: Purity [Ephesians 5:1-21] – Canon Terry Wong, the new Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore – Audio [note: frank] http://tinyurl.com/qbl2du2 3. For Mission Sunday, Archbishop Mouneer Anis spoke at All Souls, Langham Place – Audio Migration: World on the Move (1) [Matthew 2:1-15] http://tinyurl.com/nct3sax Migration:...

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Worship and teaching for the week

Sep 13, 2015 by

SERMONS AND TALKS 1. Filled with the fullness of God – Bishop Rennis Ponniah – St Andrews Singapore Audio [Ephesians 3:14-21] http://tinyurl.com/pk2t99j 2. Questions in the storm – Simon Manchester – Moore Audio [[Mark 4:35-41] – outstanding http://tinyurl.com/ookt2yd 3. Ruth: Lessons for Marriage, Love & Sex – 3 talks from Bishop Rennis Ponniah – St Andrews Singapore Audio [Ruth 1-4] http://tinyurl.com/nta9o6c Commentary 4. Preaching Ideas and...

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Worship and teaching for the week

Sep 6, 2015 by

SERMONS AND TALKS 1. I will restore the ruins [Amos 9] – Hugh Palmer – All Souls Langham Place Audio http://tinyurl.com/nm92fy9 2. The Heart of the Matter (Mark 7:1-23) – Matthew Rusch – St Helena’s Beaufort Audio http://tinyurl.com/nu4j87m 3. What Is a Christian perspective on sin and Freedom? (Mark 7) – Kendall Harmon – Christ St Paul’s Audio http://tinyurl.com/ofdjp6b Commentary 4. Preaching Ideas and Commentary – Rev Peter Carrell http://preachingdownunder.blogspot.co.nz/ 5. The Sunday...

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Worship and teaching for the week

Aug 30, 2015 by

SERMONS AND TALKS 1. Running the way of God’s commandments – Andrew Wingfield Digby – St Andrew’s Oxford Audio [Ephesians 5:15-20 and John 6:51-58] http://tinyurl.com/oevl4d6 Read here    

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