New Archbishop of York will be Stephen Cottrell

Dec 17, 2019 by

from BBC News: The new Archbishop of York to be appointed when Dr John Sentamu steps down next year has been named as Stephen Cottrell. The current Bishop of Chelmsford will become the 98th Archbishop of York and the Church of England’s second most senior clergyman. Bishop Cottrell was ordained priest in 1985 before starting his ministry at Christchurch in Forest Hill, London. He will take up his new role when Dr John Sentamu retires on 7 June. Read here Read our full collection of views...

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Reflections on leaving the Church of England

Dec 13, 2019 by

by Julian Mann: Having served for 23 years as an ordained minister in the Church of England, I was recently licensed as minister of Emmanuel, Morecambe in the Free Church of England, a smaller Anglican denomination which formed in the mid-19th century. I decided to train for Church of England ministry when I was in my 20s back in the early 1990s. My wife and I were attending a lively Anglican evangelical church in Sevenoaks, Kent – St Nicholas – whilst I was working as a reporter...

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Facts and morals to be separated in relationships, sex, and health education

Dec 13, 2019 by

by Hattie Williams, Church Times Church schools are given new guidelines on latest state requirements. C OF E schools should “clearly differentiate between facts and morals” when carrying out the latest state requirements for relationships, sex, and health education (RSHE) in the UK, a new charter states. The charter was released last month by the C of E’s education office in response to new legislation from the Government which states that, from September 2020, all primary schools will be...

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Church Burn Out

Dec 7, 2019 by

by Mark Tooley, Juicy Ecumenism: The Crown deserves credit for treating religion and the royal family seriously. In one episode of season three, Prince Philip becomes impatient with and almost hostile to the church. The dean at Windsor Castle’s chapel has become elderly and boring in the pulpit. But more broadly, Philip hankers for men of action over men of contemplation. He idealizes the astronauts who land on the moon in 1969. But upon meeting them he discovers with disappointment they lack...

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“The Tory Party at prayer”?

Dec 3, 2019 by

If so, the C of E reflects the new ‘conservatism’ of the secular progressive elites, not tried and tested values. by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: As the General Election campaign enters its frantic last few days, church leaders have made a number of interventions which tread a fine line between the pastoral and the political. Interestingly these have not always been, as one might expect based on past form, offering strong hints of support towards parties on the left (as in...

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The Church of England’s new charter for Relationship, Sex and Health Education.

Dec 2, 2019 by

by Martin Davie: What is the new charter? Having recently produced a digital charter, the Church of England has now produced what it calls ‘A charter for faith sensitive and inclusive relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education (RSHE).’ [1] The background to this new charter is the fact that from September 2020, all primary schools will be required to teach both Relationships Education. and Health Education and that all secondary schools will be required...

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