British public back religious education

British public back religious education

Nearly two-thirds of people believe RE should be taught in schools and seven out of ten (71 per cent) of UK adults believe that RE should reflect the diversity of the population today. The survey also revealed that the religiously affiliated are more likely to consider the benefits of the subject with 78 per cent […]

Bishop of Hull to retire

Bishop of Hull to retire

The Bishop of Hull, Alison White is to retire in February 2022.She has served as Bishop of Hull since her consecration as the Church of England’s second female bishop in York Minster in 2015, in succession to the Rt Revd Richard Frith. Archbishop Sentamu appointed her as Ambassador for Prayer and Spirituality and for Urban […]

The future of post-pandemic worship, examined at CRE

The future of post-pandemic worship, examined at CRE

A major focus on worship, and a focus on the contribution of the Windrush generation will be the focus of the returning Christian Resources Exhibition next month at Sandown, Esher, Surrey. Readers of The Church of England Newspaper are invited to take up a special discount and visit us at The Church of England Newspaper […]

Patriarch, Pope and Archbishop call for climate action

Patriarch, Pope and Archbishop call for climate action

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Pope Francis, have released a joint ecumenical statement “requiring a response of commitment” to climate change imperatives. The statement says that “we must decide what kind of world we want to leave to future generations”, adding that “we must choose to live differently; we must choose life.” […]

Retired Archbishops in opposition over assisted dying

Retired Archbishops in opposition over assisted dying

Two former Archbishops are at loggerheads over assisted dying ahead of a new debate in Parliament over the hotly-contested issue. Lord Carey and Rabbi Jonathan Romain have launched a “new religious alliance” in support of doctor assisted dying, in an article for the British Medical Journal. Lord Williams in a Daily Telegraph article, responded that […]

Church contemplates major national reform because of ‘culture problems’ among bishops

Church contemplates major national reform because of ‘culture problems’ among bishops

Major reforms of General Synod also proposed Systemic problems within the Church of England current governance and ‘culture’ issues in the House of Bishops’ meetings are fuelling calls for national governance reform according to a new report. A paper published this week explains there is a ‘proliferation’ of statutory and non-statutory committees within the Church’s […]

Our salvation is connected to saving the planet

Our salvation is connected to saving the planet

You are not 100% human. In 2016, the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel discovered that 56% of the cells contained in a human body are not human cells. Instead, they are bacterial. Yes, at least in terms of the number of cells, you are more bacteria than human. You are teeming with other life-forms. […]

Gay marriage considered by Church in Wales

Gay marriage considered by Church in Wales

A Bill to authorise a service of blessing will be considered by members of the Church in Wales’ Governing Body at its meeting on September 6. Same-sex couples will be able to have their civil partnership or marriage blessed in Church in Wales churches for the first time if new legislation is passed next month. […]

Levelling-up funds ‘will not help poorest’

Levelling-up funds ‘will not help poorest’

More than a third of England’s most deprived areas will not benefit from the Government’s £4.8 billion Levelling Up Fund, according to new Salvation Army research. The report, Understanding People, Understanding Places, identified that while The Government prioritised 93 areas to be given access to ‘Levelling Up’ funding but our report identified a further 45 in urgent need of investment. Salvation Army analysis shows a number of coastal areas around the country, including in the North West, Yorkshire […]

Climate protesters invade St Paul’s to demand church action on climate

Climate protesters invade St Paul’s to demand church action on climate

Climate Extinction campaigners, including two members of the clergy, were arrested at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday, after staging a protest to demand that the Church of England divest from fossil fuels by the end of 2021 to help tackle the climate crisis. Ahead of the protest at St Pauls Cathedral on Sunday, the campaigners […]

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