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First female Bishop of London installed

May 30, 2018 |

The new Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, was installed as the Bishop of London at St Paul’s Cathedral on 12 May.

The 56-year-old former chief nursing officer is the first female in the role, and is the 133rd Bishop of … Read More

Anglicans to debate gay blessing

November 29, 2017 |

The Church of England is to consider whether to offer blessing ceremonies to same-sex couples.

One of the five cathedrals singled out for the Reformation challenge was Hereford, whose bishop, Richard Frith, has succeeded in putting before the General Synod a motion … Read More

Laity leader quits ‘heretical’ bishops’ council

November 29, 2017 |

Leading evangelical Lorna Ashworth has resigned from the Archbishops’ Council in protest at increasingly liberal attitudes on gay issues.

One of only two representatives on Church of England’s governing body who are elected by the House of Laity, she said the … Read More

C of E bans gay therapy and approves transgender baptisms

July 28, 2017 |

‘Worried’ conservative Anglicans have appointed their own bishop

The Church of England’s General Synod has voted against therapy for Christians with unwanted homosexual desires, and introduced ‘transgender baptisms’.

Christian Concern’s Andrea Williams warned that the Church is “giving a national platform to ideologies which want to destroy biblical Christianity”. Read More


June 3, 2017 |

Last updated on June 5th, 2017 at 02:52 pm

Professor Stephen Bullivant, whose new report suggests the Church of England is no longer shedding members 

The long decline in the Church of England may be over, according to a new report.

Professor Stephen Bullivant of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, says the Church is recovering after the resurgence of non-belief promulgated by ‘new atheists’ like Richard Dawkins. Read More

Downward spiral warning for Church

February 2, 2015 |

THE FUTURE OF THE Church of England looks bleak unless a downward spiral in membership is drastically reversed.

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York gave the dire warning in a report for the General Synod meeting this February. Read More

MPs support female bishops plan

November 28, 2014 |

THE FIRST FEMALE BISHOP could be appointed by the Church of England following approval by the House of Commons. Read More

National news in brief

August 15, 2013 |


The One of Us Campaign (a European Citizens’ Initiative) aims to ban European funding for any activity that damages or destroys the human embryo. Read More

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