Churchwarden soundly rebukes Archbishops (in Christian love)

Feb 20, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: There is a letter in the Church Times which merits a much wider readership (they have been asked for permission to reproduce it here, but have yet to respond [if they decide it’s a ‘no’, this post will, of course, be removed). It is written by Churchwarden Patrick Kidd (who moonlights as the Times‘ Diary Editor) in response Andrew Brown’s article ‘Can the Archbishops convince The Spectator’s readers?‘, in which seemingly all Spectator readers were categorised as...

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LGBT+ History Month: A message from the Archbishops

Feb 12, 2021 by

from the Archbishop of Canterbury website: Across the United Kingdom, for a number of years, February has been associated with LGBT+ History Month and many throughout our parishes, up and down the country will be marking this. LGBT+ history month is about acknowledging and learning from past hurt, and building a society where LGBT people can and must live their lives free from hate and violence. We welcome this observation of the place and contribution of LGBT people in our society and in our...

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury says treatment over Smyth allegations has been ‘unjust’

Feb 1, 2021 by

from Christian Today: Lord Carey says he has been treated “brutally” by the Church of England over allegations that he knew about abuse committed by late evangelical John Smyth and failed to act appropriately. The former Archbishop of Canterbury accused the Church of “unjust” treatment after his Permission to Officiate (PTO) was reinstated last week. His PTO was revoked last June after the National Safeguarding Team’s core group concluded that while Principal of...

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Gay marriage? The Archbishops who know better than the Bible

Nov 24, 2020 by

by Peter Mullen, The Conservative Woman: IN about eighteen months, the Church of England will announce that it intends to solemnise homosexual marriage. I have neither runes nor crystal ball, so how can I possibly know this? Because the Church has as good as announced it in its recent publication Living in Love and Faith. Creditably there is no obfuscation in LLF. It begins with an apology ‘for the damage and hurt caused to the LGBT community’. It proceeds with the launch of a programme of...

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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to take break for ‘reflection and prayer’

Nov 23, 2020 by

By Alina Polianskaya, iNews: The Archbishop is expected to spend much of his time carrying out further study on reconciliation, the Church of England says. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is set to take a sabbatical and study leave starting in May 2021. Lambeth Palace has confirmed that he will take time out for “reflection, prayer, and spiritual renewal” and will return to his official duties in September. Mr Welby is expected to spend much of his time carrying out further study...

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A Letter to the Nation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York

Nov 5, 2020 by

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited the nation to join them in prayer, in a message encouraging ‘calm, courageous and compassionate’ responses to the difficulties of the second national lockdown in England. Dear Friends, These are deeply challenging and difficult times for us all. When we are surrounded by fear and suffering, it can be hard to feel hopeful. This coming winter feels like it will be longer and darker than usual. There is a story in the Bible where Jesus and his...

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