A pioneering ministry to the country’s Creatives

A pioneering ministry to the country’s Creatives

By Colin Blakely   HE IS known as the ‘Red Carpet Curate’, but the ministry of the Rev Peterson Feital is far more significant than the tabloid nickname would suggest. Last year he was appointed the first Missioner to the Creative Industries by the Diocese of London. It was just the latest of innovative new […]

A debate about our life as a Church

A debate about our life as a Church

By the Rt Rev Julian Henderson   It is with reluctance and yet conviction that I sense the need to enter the current debate about human sexuality in a more public way, but from a personal point of view, rather than with a diocesan or Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) mandate. The recent publication, […]

‘Gender-fluid’ – God’s purpose in creation?

‘Gender-fluid’ – God’s purpose in creation?

By Rev Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream   One of the most amazing songs of worship ever composed is the “Te Deum laudamus”, so called because of the first words in Latin meaning “we praise you God”.  It contains in the BCP translation an unusual phrase celebrating Jesus’ humanity: “thou didst not abhor the virgin’s womb”. […]

Three strikes against our country

Three strikes against our country

                  Frank Field MP   Much of the political energy in the EU referendum debate has been spent on trying to work out, and then preach to voters how much better or worse off they will be, if we vote to leave the European Union. But, for […]

Winning support for motherhood and ministry

Winning support for motherhood and ministry

By Katie Tupling   I recently wrote a piece for this paper about the social media group ‘Clergy Mummies’ – originally a closed group, and now necessarily secret group, which seeks to create a safe space where women who are authorised church leaders and also have children can share experiences, ideas and advice. It is […]

Bishop of Leicester reflects on his ministry

Bishop of Leicester reflects on his ministry

THE BISHOP of Leicester, the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, has spoken about his time as diocesan in a new video on his diocese’s website. In the interview with Jill Moody, he talks about his work in the House of Lords, interfaith challenges and seeing Christian growth in parishes across the diocese. He said what was […]

Bishop Angaelos stresses importance of religious freedom

Bishop Angaelos stresses importance of religious freedom

The leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Britain, His Grace Bishop Angaelos, has said the recent award of the OBE will help the campaign to secure religious freedom worldwide.   In the interview with the Coptic Youth Channel he also addresses recent developments on equal marriage, the Church in Egypt and his views on […]

New Bishop talks about her role

New Bishop talks about her role

The Rev Anne Hollinghurst, just appointed as the new Bishop of Aston, talks about her faith journey, why, although she is a contemplative, likes the company of others and how her husband introduced her to the pleasures of Real Ale pubs…

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