Watch General Synod live

Apr 24, 2021 by

from the Church of England Website: Watch the live stream of General Synod below and join in the conversation on social media using #Synod. Make sure you’re following the General Synod Twitter account to keep up-to-date on information, news and announcements: Official General Synod Twitter account Watch here Please right-click links to open in a new window.

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From Lament To Action: the report of the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce

Apr 23, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: The Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce have published their report ‘From Lament to Action‘, which proposes a raft of changes designed to bring about a change of culture in the life of the Church of England. “This is the culture change that is required if the Church is to live up to its mandate of being a body where all the gifts of all its people flourish to the full, for the benefit of the church as a whole, the nation of England and the greater glory of God,” they say....

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The Archbishops’ Statement in response to the Anti-Racism Taskforce Report

Apr 22, 2021 by

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued this statement in response to the Anti-Racism Taskforce report published today. Racism is a sin. Of this, we have no doubt. Anything which diminishes the value and beauty of each individual person, made in the image of God, is sinful. There is no place for it in the world, and we are determined to make sure there is no room for it in the Church. But it is here. We have seen, time and time again, people being bullied, overlooked, undermined and...

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More tea, Associate Archdeacon Transition Enabler?

Apr 20, 2021 by

by Peter Franklin, UnHerd: Exciting news from the Church of England. The Diocese of Sheffield is to appoint “four further Associate Archdeacon Transition Enablers.” Yes, really! Not one or two or three, but four. Indeed, four further persons of this description. At this rate, the North of England will soon be overrun with them. One question though: what is an Associate Archdeacon Transition Enabler? The title, while awfully impressive, is somewhat ambiguous. Is the purpose of an AATE to enable...

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BBC Panorama smears the Church of England as ‘racist’

Apr 20, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: ‘Is the Church racist?’, asked the BBC’s Panorama yesterday evening, as reporter Clive Myrie interviewed a few minority-ethnic clergy who have experienced some awful abuse at the hands (or from the mouths) of other members of the clergy, or from fellow ordinands, or from their theological tutors, or from a few of those who sit in the pews week by week. And so the Church of England was bludgeoned with its decades of “broken promises on race and racism”, with the BBC...

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BBC Panorama programme ‘Is the Church Racist?’

Apr 20, 2021 by

Statement from the Church of England: The BBC Panorama programme ‘Is the Church Racist?’ tonight explored allegations of racism and discrimination within the Church of England. The programme includes interviews with a number of UK Minority Ethnic clergy as well as laity and those training for ordained ministry about experiences within the Church. We have worked with the producers to provide information and a response to a number of issues raised. The allegations – whether involving individuals...

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