Appointment of women bishop in Kenya challenged

Jan 30, 2021 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: The appointment of the Rev. Canon Emily Onyango as assistant Bishop of Bondo in the Anglican Church of Kenya was unlawful and improper, lay members of the diocesan synod have claimed in a 19 January 2021 petition filed with the primate, the Most Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit. Six lay members of synod have alleged the appointment of Canon Onyango was unlawfully engineered by their bishop, the Rt. Rev. David Kobia in violation of diocesan and provincial canons. They have...

read more

‘Bishops’ Mum on Slaughter of Innocents

Jun 17, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Nineteen prelates, including five women bishops, abstained from a pro-life vote as Britain’s House of Lords voted 355–77 to approve the government’s extreme abortion regime in Northern Ireland. Bishops Sarah Mullally (London), Rachel Treweek (Gloucester), Vivienne Faull (Bristol), Christine Hardman (Newcastle) and Elizabeth Lane (Derby) belong to the cohort of 26 Church of England bishops who sit in the House of Lords as Lords Spiritual Seven male...

read more

A bishop in high heels does women no favours

Feb 13, 2020 by

by Peter Day-Milne, The Conservative Woman: A FEW days ago, I happened to hear the following dialogue from the new Channel 5 programme Britain’s Great Cathedrals. Scene: Sir Tony Robinson and the Bishop of Bristol, the Rt Rev’d Vivienne Faull, sit talking in York Minster. Tony Robinson: The first woman bishop, Libby Lane, was actually consecrated right here. Vivienne Faull: Yes, and it was a glorious moment. We were all so excited. And, you know, the thing that amazed me most is that, I’d...

read more

2020s to be decade of women bishops

Dec 29, 2019 by

by Nicholas Hellen, Sunday Times: The Church of England is turning to “unconscious bias training” in an effort to appoint more female bishops over the next decade. The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, 57, said she hopes the training — intended to stop men hiring employees in their own image — means women will make up 50% of bishops by 2030. Coaching in the London diocese follows the introduction of similar training in other headquarters including Church House, the centre C of E bureaucracy....

read more

What would reform of the Church of England take?

Jun 24, 2019 by

from Northern Souls blogspot: There is an ongoing debate among conservative evangelicals about whether to stay or go with respect to the Church of England. We have seen a number of principled defections in recent months, although, especially with Lee Gatiss’ recent blog series written up into a book Fight Valiantly, the majority, following the Church Society lead, seem committed to fighting for the reform of the Church. One important question to ask in light of that is: What would reform of...

read more

Jackson motion on traditionalists defeated in Church in Wales Governing Body

May 4, 2019 by

by Tim Wyatt, Church Times: AN ATTEMPT to bar traditionalists from ordination in the Church in Wales has been heavily defeated at a meeting of the Church’s Governing Body in Cardiff. The private member’s motion called on the Bishops to refuse to ordain any candidate who objected to the ministry of women priests and bishops. This would involve retracting conscience provisions created in a Code of Practice in 2014 when the Church authorised the consecration of women bishops in the first place...

read more