Christ Church Cathedral Oxford blocks its own Canon on Twitter

Jun 10, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: The Rev’d Angela Tilby is a Canon Emeritus of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford. She is also a writer, broadcaster, columnist, and Canon of Honour at Portsmouth Cathedral. She is thoughtful, intelligent, and highly respected. But she has been rather disturbed by the treatment of the Dean, the Very Rev’d Prof. Martyn Percy, toward whom some senior clergy in the Cathedral have been uncharitable, not to say un-Christian, if not downright disparaging and defamatory. To be...

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Is the Church now the Green Party at prayer?

Jun 9, 2021 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: It was an inspiring, feel good video: a group of young people sending a message to world leaders gathering at the G7 asking them to act on climate change. The video, produced by Tearfund, in partnership with CreationFest and the Anglican Diocese of Truro, is a good and heartening example of young people having a say and I am encouraged by seeing young people getting so involved. But what does this have to do with the Church and the Christian message? To...

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With Tory-hating biased bishops like this, the church hasn’t got a prayer

Jun 7, 2021 by

by Dominic Lawson, Mailonline: What happened to ‘love thy neighbour’? Or, even more difficult, ‘love thine enemy’? These questions might be addressed to the Bishop of St David’s, Dr Joanna Penberthy. It turns out she has been in the habit of using Twitter to say very unforgiving things about millions of her fellow-citizens: those who have ever voted Conservative. The Anglican blogger known as ‘Archbishop Cranmer’ last week unearthed a number of these...

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I do trust Tories, says Bishop of St Davids, lying through her smiles

Jun 7, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: The apology issued by the Bishop of St Davids (of the Church in Wales) in the wake of her ‘Never never never trust a Tory‘ tweet is disingenuous. It is expediently sly. In short, it is a lie. The Rt Rev’d Joanna Penberthy sought to distance her episcopal office from the ensuing outrage and condemnation by insisting that it was a “private tweet”, adding: “I, of course, trust and have trusted many Conservatives and know there are many honourable people in that party.” And...

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Announcing bishops will fall to someone else now PM’s a Catholic

Jun 7, 2021 by

by Tim Shipman, The Times: Boris Johnson might have assumed that his most profound change to the British constitution was to secure Brexit but as Britain’s first Catholic prime minister he has also prompted a rethink on the link between religion and politics. Downing Street revealed yesterday that, in future, the lord chancellor, Robert Buckland, will send the names of new Church of England bishops to the Queen, after a warning that the prime minister could be banished from office if he keeps...

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Calls to tackle ‘workplace bullying’ after senior judge dismisses disciplinary action against Martyn Percy

Jun 4, 2021 by

by Julian Mann, Christian Today: A leading campaigner against abuse in the Church of England has called on the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev Steven Croft, to tackle the “workplace bullying” allegedly suffered by the Dean of Christ Church, the Very Rev Martyn Percy. The call from the writer and child sex abuse survivor “Gilo” comes after a senior judge last week dismissed a clergy discipline action against Dean Percy, head of both the college community for Oxford...

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