A house divided

May 29, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Are there limits to the diversity found in the Church of England? A look at recent communications from two leaders shows the seemingly unbridgeable gulf in how different groups understand the essence of the Christian faith and the mission of the church. Model...

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Gay marriage and the church

May 28, 2018 by

Letter to the Guardian from Martin Sewell: Priscilla Bench-Capon blames the then government for exempting the Anglican church from the legal obligation to offer same-sex marriage (Letters, 25 May). It was more complex than that. Since its inception in Tudor times, the established church has been...

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Transgender people encouraged to become priests in Church of England diversity drive

May 26, 2018 by

by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: Transgender people are being encouraged to become Church of England vicars as bishops launch a diversity drive. Bishops in the diocese of Lichfield have issued new guidance to parishioners and clergy reminding them that LGBT people “can be called to roles of...

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A load of unholy cobblers

May 18, 2018 by

by Quentin Letts, Mailonline: Last Saturday, when there was no shortage of lawn-mowing to be done, I was obliged to spend four hours with a former detective. If that sounds alarming, it was, though not for the reason you might suppose. The retired female cop, who in the name of Christian...

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Bishops address clergy and lay ministers on ‘Welcoming and honouring LGBT+ people’

May 15, 2018 by

From Diocese of Lichfield website. […] You may have heard about initiatives happening nationally in the area of human sexuality and gender identity. We are writing this letter to update you briefly on that work and then to set out how we see the Diocese of Lichfield exemplifying the “radical...

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Very Revd Vivienne Faull announced as next Bishop of Bristol

May 15, 2018 by

from Diocese of Bristol website: Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Very Revd Vivienne Faull, currently Dean of York, as the 57th Bishop of Bristol. Speaking at the Barton Hill Settlement in Bristol following the announcement, Viv said: “This is where my family comes from, and so coming here...

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