Covid-centralising Archbishop excoriates Government – for Covid centralising

Sep 17, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: The Archbishop of Canterbury has excoriated the Government’s ‘Rule of Six‘, the latest anti-Covid-19 policy which restricts almost the whole of society to gatherings of no more than six. Writing in the Telegraph, Justin Welby said such decisions need to be made locally rather than by national diktat: “With a vaccine still far from certain, infection rates rising and winter on the horizon, the new normal of living with Covid-19 will only be sustainable – or even endurable...

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I suspect the Church of England views parish churches as a burden and a nuisance

Sep 2, 2020 by

by Jason Goodwin, Country Life: St Carantoc built one as instructed by a dove. Another was raised at the spot where St Walstan’s faithful oxen drawing his funeral bier stopped. They were built in places where people thought miracles had happened, or were blessed by spirits, or where holy water bubbled out of the earth, in wastes and on pagan shrines, by the sea and by rivers, in the hills and on the plain. They were constructed where people congregated, in villages and towns and, eventually,...

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Tainted Prelates?

Jul 20, 2020 by

by Stephen Keeble, Anglican Ink: On 15 July Lambeth Palace Press Office issued a statement from Archbishop Justin Welby announcing, among other things, new arrangements for the consecration of bishops who do not accept the ordination of women. These protocols were agreed with Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell after consultation with the Bishop of London and the House of Bishops. That same day Will Hazelwood, Bishop-designate of Lewes, was consecrated in Lambeth Palace Chapel by Norman Banks,...

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Welby lays out protocols for consecrating bishops who cannot accept the ordination of women

Jul 18, 2020 by

from Archbishop of Canterbury website: Together with the Archbishop of York, in consultation with the Bishop of London, and after conversation with the House of Bishops, I have put forward new arrangements for the consecration of bishops. These new arrangements are made in the light of the pandemic and in awareness of the sad reality that not all in the Church of England agree on issues of ordination, and yet all are committed to upholding the Five Guiding Principles. We have agreed that the...

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Being a Christian in the Church of England means living with the ‘baggage’ of ‘saints and slave-traders’ says Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

Jul 10, 2020 by

by Luke Andrews, Mailonline: Being a Christian in the Church of England means living with the ‘baggage’ of ‘saints and slave-traders’, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said. Speaking to worshippers via Zoom he proclaimed that they are ‘our inheritance… to be reformed, to be repented of, to be imitated’. The Archbishop made the poignant statements as he confirmed the new Archbishop of York and second most powerful figure in the Church...

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Welby’s bid to placate statue topplers could backfire

Jul 10, 2020 by

by Daniel French, Spectator: m a Church of England vicar and I’m worried about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s planned review of statues and monuments. The church, we have been told, hopes to ‘play a leading role’ in facilitating ‘meaningful dialogue’ and apply ‘justice’ with ‘real outcomes’ in assessing statues. But what does this mean for churches like mine? Anglicanism prides itself on being a highbrow form of Christianity. It operates in subtleties and niceties. In Anglican-speak, the...

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