Chichester Cathedral moves to restore Bishop George Bell

Nov 24, 2019 by

by Martin Sewell, Archbishop Cranmer: When I first began to raise a dissenting voice against poor process at the heart of the Church of England’s treatment of the legacy of Bishop George Bell, I knew little about him. I became engaged because there are really only two things that provoke my anger: injustice and stupidity. Little did I realise how much my blood pressure might be put at risk over the subsequent years as time and again we have encountered a series of ‘perfect storms’ because we...

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What state is the Church of England in?

Oct 24, 2019 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo The Church of England statistics department released its Statistics for Mission report last week, quite a bit earlier than last year, and it is was not good news—though curiously there was almost no comment on it on the airwaves, in contrast to last year. We will be discussing this at the next meeting of the Archbishops’ Council, since in the end this is a major way in which we can assess whether or not policies for evangelism and discipleship are having any effect....

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2020 General Synod Elections: Inclusive Church launches campaign leaflet

Oct 13, 2019 by

from Thinking Anglicans: Nic Tall is Election Campaign Coordinator for the IC and partners’ 2020 Synod Campaign. Inclusive Church has published this article by him: 2020 Synod Elections: Shaping the future of the Church of England. Should same sex couples be able to marry in church?  How can the church respond to the climate emergency?  How do we equip the church for the challenges of mission and ministry in the 21st Century?  Do you ever find yourself asking these questions?  And do you ever...

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Canterbury bishop refuses to say if she cleared married gay candidate for ordination training

Oct 10, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: The incoming bishop in the Diocese of Canterbury is refusing to disclose if she authorised a same-sex married candidate to be accepted for ordination training and in doing so violated the Church of England’s rules, even before her consecration as bishop. On the day Bishop-designate Rose Hudson-Wilkin was named as the Bishop of Dover, candidate Yin-An Ian Chen announced on Facebook that as the “acting bishop” of Canterbury, Mrs Hudson-Wilkin “will be the new bishop...

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Channel Islands to move Church of England diocese

Oct 10, 2019 by

from BBC News: The Church of England in the Channel Islands is set to become part of the Diocese of Salisbury. The islands’ 500-year-old relationship with the Winchester diocese was changed in 2014 due to safeguarding concerns. It followed a dispute between the then Dean of Jersey and the Right Reverend Tim Dakin, the Bishop of Winchester. Winchester retained oversight and legal responsibility for administrative affairs with the Canterbury diocese taking over other areas. A report into...

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CLAUSE 13 IMPLICATIONS: Reply to a Clergyman in the Church of England

Oct 9, 2019 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican: I received the following comment on my Contending Anglican blog from a clergyman in the Church of England with regard to my post on Jerusalem Declaration clause 13. I am posting his comment and my reply with his permission. NOTE: He suggested that I highlight the distinction between spiritual and temporal authority, which I have done below (in bold). This distinction is my interpretation of the intent of clause 13, though it is not the literal wording, and...

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