C of E to create 100 new churches as number of Anglicans hits new low

Jul 11, 2018 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: The Church of England will create more than 100 new churches to “revive the Christian faith in coastal areas, market towns and outer urban housing estates” in the face of a record low number of people identifying as Anglicans. The £27m plan is part of an ongoing...

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Churches meet in coffee shops to reinvigorate congregations

Jul 11, 2018 by

by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: The Church of England is holding services in coffee shops in attempt to reinvigorate congregations. As part of a £27m expansion new congregations will be set up in coastal areas and housing estates, with the traditional pews in a Victorian building being replaced by...

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Church of England blows £7million on giant inflatable ‘Safeguarding’ balloon

Jul 10, 2018 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: A giant inflatable blimp is floating over the University of York as the Church of England’s General Synod met this weekend for its bi-annual talkathon. The bloated bureaucratic balloon called Safeguarding costs a cool £7million; half of the budget the church spends on...

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Church of England sees fall in planned donations for first time in 50 years as millennials fail to engage

Jul 10, 2018 by

by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: The Church of England has seen a fall in planned donations for first time in 50 years as it says millennials are not taking up the mantle of previous generations. Money given through direct debits and standing orders has fallen for the first time since records began...

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Will Church of England Turn to Pentecostal Preachers to Boost Membership?

Jul 9, 2018 by

by Brendan Showalter, Christian Post: The Church of England may be turning to other traditions for revitalization amid plummeting numbers, in hopes that “fresh” preaching styles will reinvigorate and reverse their declining membership. While the cathedrals and church buildings The...

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Traditional or Revisionist – LGBTI+ Anglicans and the Teaching Document – a history

Jul 9, 2018 by

by Colin Coward, Unadulterated Love blog: Is the House of Bishops ready to make evolutionary and revolutionary choices about the direction in which the Church of England’s teachings about gender and sexuality will evolve? Jesus was an evolutionary and revolutionary prophet and mystic. How about...

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