Inside this week’s edition…

Inside this week’s edition…

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Church of England Newspaper, which is now available to download from our website at www.churchnewspaper.com.   The Church could be facing a shortage of clergy. That is the conclusion of the Church’s director of ministry, the Ven Julian Hubbard. He made his comments as he launched the latest […]

Shared Confidences

Shared Confidences

By Jayne Ozanne   “It’s good to talk!” The macho cockney voice of Bob Hoskins encouraging men to pick up the phone (back then a landline almost certainly owned by BT) and talk still brings a smile to my face. It was one of the most successful consumer advertising campaigns of the 1990s, and upheld […]

Getting to the roots of the Christian faith

Getting to the roots of the Christian faith

By Peter Mullen   “It’s not possible to preach the whole gospel from the New Testament alone, but it is possible to preach it from the Old Testament alone.” When a friend of mine, a learned priest, said this the other day, it would be more than an understatement to say I was startled. But […]

Cameron the repeat offender

Cameron the repeat offender

  In its context it didn’t sound as bad as his critics claim, but with the use of the phrase ‘bunch of migrants’ David Cameron is proving himself to be a repeat offender. Worse still was his use of the word ‘swarm’ last summer, to describe the migrant problem then. He and his government colleagues […]

Fixing the date of Easter?

Fixing the date of Easter?

  By Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali There have been a number of reports in the Press about the Archbishop of Canterbury announcing impending ecumenical agreement for the date of Easter to be fixed for the second or third Sunday in April. Is this what has been agreed and, if so, is this desirable? From the earliest […]

Chichester responds to its critics

Chichester responds to its critics

  Months after its first astonishing announcement purporting to apologise for sexual abuse conducted against some unnamed ‘victim’ by the late, great Bishop George Bell, the Diocese of Chichester has at last begun to respond to many people who have criticised and lambasted it. Last October you will remember that the Bishop of Chichester settled […]

Who will save the Communion?

Who will save the Communion?

  By Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden   Media reports prior to the Canterbury gathering heavily trailed as a resolution to the current crisis that Churches might remain in communion with Canterbury while some were not in communion with others. Our hope and prayer is that the Communion will take a firmer line than this […]

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