Welby, the Church’s Captain Calamity, steers Christ’s boat towards the rocks

Jul 24, 2021 by

By Victoria Baillon, The Conservative Woman: AS our parish churches and Christian heritage disappear from the countryside, with the dolts who run the Church of England steering it towards oblivion, this is a letter I have written to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Justin Welby …  Dear Archbishop, Consider the English rural parish church. For many, the church building remains the central focus of their community everyday life, not only a place for reflection and solace, but a refuge for all...

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The immoral, scandalous and disgraceful nature of CofE bullying

Jul 22, 2021 by

by Martin Sewell, Archbishop Cranmer: ‘Immoral, scandalous or disgraceful’ is a phrase from the Statutes of Christ Church, Oxford: it describes behaviour warranting disciplinary action being undertaken within that institution, but it is also an entirely appropriate description of the way in which the Church of England has handled the case of the late Fr Alan Griffin, an innocent man who was institutionally bullied to death by a church he had served for most of his life. Instead of those...

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Norwegian church holds ‘name change ceremony’ to celebrate transgender person

Jul 22, 2021 by

By Clare Marie Merkowsky, LifeSite: A Lutheran church in Norway recently hosted a celebration for a gender-confused man, which is reportedly the first such event in a place of worship in the country. Elin Stillingen is a 49-year-old man who believes that he is a woman, and legally had his name and gender changed. According to the Associated Press, on July 17, the medieval Hoff Church in Oslo, Norway held a name changing ceremony for him, affirming his delusion. Before the...

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How to simply grow the church

Jul 20, 2021 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Yesterday I had a delightful, brief conversation with a friend about what is happening in different dioceses. Friend: Our bishop has turned our diocese around. Me: How has he done that? Friend: By not cutting clergy posts, and not appointing an archdeacon. Instead we have focussed on the question of stewardship. Me: Surely it isn’t as simple as that? Friend: No, not entirely, but other dioceses are doing the same. The problem is that too many have developed a groupthink...

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The Church of Lockdown

Jul 20, 2021 by

by Calvin Robinson, spiked: A CofE vicar faces the sack for hugging a mourner. The Reverend Charlie Boyle – the vicar of All Saints’ Church in Poole, Dorset – could potentially be sacked for breaking Covid guidelines. Boyle stands accused of singing the final verse of an Easter hymn without wearing a mask and generally failing to take responsibility for implementing Covid measures in his church. Most alarmingly, he could be punished for hugging a mourning parishioner during a funeral. An...

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Church of England releases Covid guidance in time for Monday’s relaxation of rules

Jul 18, 2021 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier: The Church of England has released guidance on singing, children’s groups and serving food ahead of Monday’s changes in England. On 19th July, most legal restrictions, such as social distancing, in England are due to disappear, however many businesses have decided to still enforce mask wearing. Apart from the Health Secretary announcing that singing would be allowed to return, no government guidance has yet been released about how places of worship are...

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