Archbishop of Wales chooses EASTER to cast doubt on the Resurrection

Apr 1, 2018 by

bt Jonathan Petre, Mailonline: One of Britain’s leading Anglican clerics has sparked controversy by casting doubts over the Resurrection of Jesus – just days before Easter. The Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, has been accused of ‘sowing confusion’ over the biblical story that will be celebrated by millions around the world today. Asked in an interview about the New Testament account of Jesus rising from the tomb, the Archbishop said: ‘I don’t think any of us actually knows, quite frankly.’...

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110 Anglican churches closed in Wales in 10 years

Sep 25, 2017 by

from BBC News: More than 10 Anglican churches a year are closing Wales, figures have shown. Data from the Church in Wales showed 115 churches have closed over a 10-year period, about 8% of the total, with 1,319 still in use. There are currently 11 properties advertised for sale on the church’s website. The Church in Wales said closures were a “significant issue” and while the sale rate had stayed steady, it was unlikely to slow down. Head of property, Alex Glanville, said...

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Church in Wales elects John Davies as its new Archbishop

Sep 6, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: The Church in Wales has elected a new Archbishop of Wales. Bishop John Davies is the current Bishop of Swansea and Brecon. After more than 24 hours of debate, the decision-making electoral college emerged from behind locked doors on Wednesday afternoon to announce Bishop John had secured the two-thirds majority needed to be appointed. It comes after the previous archbishop Dr Barry Morgan retired after 14 years in post. Bishop John was the most senior of the...

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Emails reveal Welsh Bishops’ anxieties over potential appointment of gay dean Jeffrey John

Jul 9, 2017 by

from Church Times: HOSTILITY to the appointment of the Dean of St Albans, the Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John, to the see of Llandaff began with the Welsh Bench of Bishops before the elect­­oral college met, it was revealed this week. Despite the unanimity of the Llandaff diocesan representatives at the electoral college in March (News, 24 March), Dr John failed to gain enough votes overall, and was excluded from the slate when the Welsh bishops reconsidered shortly afterwards. The Dean of...

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Emails reveal Welsh Bishops’ anxieties over potential appointment of gay dean Jeffrey John

Jul 7, 2017 by

from Church Times: HOSTILITY to the appointment of the Dean of St Albans, the Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John, to the see of Llandaff began with the Welsh Bench of Bishops before the elect­­oral college met, it was revealed this week. Despite the unanimity of the Llandaff diocesan representatives at the electoral college in March (News, 24 March), Dr John failed to gain enough votes overall, and was excluded from the slate when the Welsh bishops reconsidered shortly afterwards. The Dean of...

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Welsh Bishop asks parish to rethink yoga ban

May 13, 2017 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink. A Welsh bishop has asked a parish to rethink its ban on allowing yoga classes in its parish hall, saying “many people” in the Diocese of St Davids “have found practicing yoga to be of huge benefit.” The Rt. Rev. Joanna Penberthy urged the parish pastoral council (PCC) of St David’s Church in Blaenporth to “find out more about yoga” before it banned outside groups from offering yoga classes in a repurposed parish hall. While the Church in Wales has yet to offer a...

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