The Diamond Jubilee

Monday 6 February 2012 marks the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. The Church of England have prayers for the occasion. God of time and eternity, whose Son reigns as servant, not master; we give you thanks and praise that you have blessed this Nation, the Realms and Territories with ELIZABETH, […]

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A Bishop of Reading to make the heart sing!

Remember all that fuss in 2003 that served to catalyse much of the still-ongoing fractures in the Anglican Communion? Well hold onto your hats because the new nominee for the same post is nothing like Jeffrey John… He is the Right Reverend Andrew Proud, and is currently the area bishop of Ethiopia and the Horn […]

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ArchBishop Nichols’ (RC) Sermon at the Ordinariate ordinations - “Obedience to the Truth”

We reported briefly on the making as deacons of the three bishops who have transferred from the Church of England to the new Ordinariate set up by Benedict XVI (the Pope). Yesterday (Saturday) the three men were priested at a rather larger ceremony at Westminster Cathedral where ArchBishop Nichols preached the sermon, reflecting on the […]

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CofE - 15 Anglo-Catholic Bishops Write Open Letter

From here but increasingly being picked up in many places, These are grave times in the Church of England especially for those of us unable in good conscience to accept that any particular church has the authority to admit women to the episcopate. While we certainly accept the good faith of those who wish to […]

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Women Bishops in the CofE - Voting at General Synod

Saturday 10 July 2010 saw probably the most tense voting yet on this thorny subject at the Church of England General Synod. Over the course of the day, Synod voted to note the report of the Revision Committee which we have written about previously. The Committe, remember, were unable to agree on legislation to provide […]

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Fulcrum Ditch “Fellow” Evangelicals, but Issue a Minority Report

Perhaps the most intriguing party in the ongoing bun fight in the CofE over Women Bishops are Fulcrum, who describe themselves as “Renewing the Evangelical Centre” while, it seems, consistently opposing positions that evangelicals have historically held. If they represent the “evangelical centre” of England then that centre is currently situated somewhere in the Bermuda […]

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