Daniel Andrews is slammed over his bizarre excuse for keeping churches closed while opening pubs – as priests accuse him of mocking people of faith

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Charlie Moore, Daily Mail Australia: Daniel Andrews has been slammed for saying churches pose a Covid-19 risk and should remain closed because people spread the virus by singing and they are badly cleaned by volunteers. Under Victoria’s coronavirus rules, places of worship are shut and outdoor religious gatherings are limited to five in Melbourne and 20 in regional Victoria. Meanwhile, regional pubs can host 70 people outside and 40 inside and city pubs are due to re-open next week....

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Black Bishops Matter: Sentamu’s peerage has been paused for a reason

Oct 19, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: There’s been a lot of noise about John Sentamu’s peerage – he hasn’t got one, and the Telegraph, Sunday Times and Guardian aren’t happy about it. It is customary for all outgoing archbishops to be elevated on retirement, but the former Archbishop of York remains out of Parliament for reasons which are causing some dismay in the media. Why has he been ‘snubbed’? Don’t black bishops matter? Is it institutional racism? Is Boris Johnson racist? Is he less worthy than the...

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‘Snubbed’ archbishop WILL get his peerage

Oct 19, 2020 by

By Chris Brooke for the Daily Mail and Jason Groves for the Daily Mail and Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline: Downing St delayed honour for John Sentamu to make sure he wasn’t criticised by inquiry into child abuse. Britain’s first black archbishop was held back from being given a life peerage because officials wanted to make sure he was not criticised in an abuse inquiry. Former Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu was originally snubbed in a list of 36 new members this summer. A...

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4 Surprising Ways to Cheer Your Covid-stressed Pastor

Oct 15, 2020 by

by Christopher Ash, The Good Book: Some while ago I wrote a short blog about how to put a spring in the step of your pastor. Here is a Covid update. How about this for four ways to cheer your pastor in these pandemic days? Each arises partly out of conversations I have had with pastor friends. 1. Belong – really belong! – to your church fellowship. The command not to neglect to meet together was given to Christians suffering from pressure and persecution (Hebrews 10:24, 25). A pastor friend...

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‘Shattering Blow’ to Westminster Abbey, Cathedrals

Oct 13, 2020 by

by Mark Michael, The Living Church: London’s Westminster Abbey, which relies on visitor admission fees for 90% of its income, is down more than £12 million in revenue this year, and will soon lay off nearly 20 percent of its staff. The Very Rev. Dr. David Hoyle, dean of the abbey, described the losses to the BBC as a “shattering blow,” and said that a further loss of £9-12 million is expected in 2021. “We’re negotiating one of the greatest challenges to hit the abbey in recent times,” Hoyle...

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More than 17,000 online services and events provided by Church of England parishes

Oct 12, 2020 by

from The Church of England website: More than 17,000 online services and events are being provided by Church of England churches following the introduction of the lockdown and restrictions on public worship earlier this year, according to a new report published today. Figures from the Church of England’s A Church Near You website, which allows people to search for church services and events, show that more than 17,000 online services or events are now listed, including Sunday Communion...

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