What happened at Synod with clergy pensions?

Feb 28, 2024 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: The session of General Synod this February 2024 contained a large number of contentious issues, so there was a general sense of dread as the sessions began. But there was an outbreak of unanimity when it came to...

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Church of England is ‘standing on the brink of a precipice’

Feb 25, 2024 by

by Susie Leafe, Christian Today: As the General Synod of the Church of England gathered once again in London on Friday, Rev Ian Paul, a member of the Archbishops’ Council challenged the agenda in forceful terms. Suggesting that...

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The Church of England must repent. It’s the only way to stop the decline

Feb 25, 2024 by

by Tim Dieppe, Premier: The most recent data released by the Church of England suggests the terminal decline is continuing. This month’s Statistics for Mission report states that all-age average weekly attendance was 654,000 people in...

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Survivors group challenges Synod briefing paper: ‘Our cases have not progressed’

Feb 21, 2024 by

by Francis Martin, Church Times: THE 11 survivors of church-related abuse who were awaiting reviews from the Independent Safeguarding Board (ISB) when it was disbanded last year () say that they are no closer to receiving a review into...

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Silent discos selling out at fourteen British cathedrals

Feb 19, 2024 by

from Religion Media Centre: No fewer then 14 cathedrals are queuing up to hold silent discos this  year, despite objections that they are sacrilegious. The company behind them “Silent Discos in Incredible Places” has just staged a disco...

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Clergy warn of ‘doom spiral’ as church attendance drops off at record rate

Feb 18, 2024 by

by Ben Butcher and Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph: Sunday service has dwindled in popularity by 20 per cent since 2019, despite Church of England’s claims it has ‘bounced back’. Sunday church attendance is just 80 per...

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