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March 28 2017 By dvirtue Church of England to create bishop for minority ethnic community

Despite his or her title, the new bishop will be based mainly in Leicester, one of the first majority black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) cities in the UK. In the 2011 census, only 45% of the city's population identified as white British.

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March 25 2017 By dvirtue Archbishops launch investigation into Philip North row after 'highly individualised' attacks

'The recent events surrounding the nomination of Bishop Philip North as Bishop of Sheffield, including his withdrawal from the process, have understandably raised great concern amongst many in the Church of England,' they said on Friday.

'Some of those concerns relate to whether the nomination itself, and the procedure leading up to it,' they say in a letter to Sir Philip.

But 'others are about what happened once the nomination had been announced'.

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March 25 2017 By dvirtue Archbishop of Canterbury: 'Christ's love and self-sacrifice will triumph over evil and despair'

But there also needed to be a physical memorial to those murdered.

'There needs to be a memorial because remembering helps us not repeat. But the best memorial we can build is a country at peace with each other and at peace with itself,' he said at a prayer vigil at Westminster Abbey with leaders representing Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Archbishop Welby was in Lambeth Palace when he heard the news.

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March 21 2017 By dvirtue More calls for Welsh church to make Jeffrey John a bishop

Dr John is in a long-term gay relationship with another Anglican priest and in a strongly worded open letter on Sunday claimed his sexuality was the sole reason why he was blocked.

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March 17 2017 By dvirtue Former Queen's Chaplain Gavin Ashenden quits 'liberal' Church of England

He declined to comment on the move until his six-month waiting time is up.

It comes after the long-standing critic of the Church left his post as Queen's chaplain in January following a row over a Quran reading in Glasgow Cathedral. The Shropshire-based priest criticised the decision by Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, for inviting a reading from the Islamic holy book at the Epiphany service on January 6.

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March 13 2017 By dvirtue Bishop of Chelmsford calls for "prayers of thanksgiving" for same sex relationships

A brief response.

This is a further indication that Archbishop Justin Welby's call for "radical inclusion" has given a green light for Diocesan Bishops to publicly express a preference for abandonment of more than 3000 years of Judaeo-Christian anthropology and sexual ethics. Chelmsford follows Manchester, Hereford, Portsmouth and Liverpool in recent weeks.

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March 10 2017 By dvirtue New Bishop of Sheffield stands aside after 'highly individualised attacks' over his views on women priests

"It is clear that the level of feeling is such that my arrival would be counter-productive in terms of the mission of the Church in South Yorkshire and that my leadership would not be acceptable to many."

He added: "There is clearly much to be done on what it means to disagree well and to live with theological difference in the Church of England.

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March 09 2017 By dvirtue Cathedrals 'not too big to fail', Archbishop of Canterbury warns cash-strapped Guildford

The future of the cathedral is now under threat after plans for a housing development on surplus land that would have raised a £10m endowment were rejected by the council.

The cathedral is losing up to £100,000 a year, with sources saying the relatively modern building, completed in 1961, struggles to attract the donations received by more established churches.

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March 08 2017 By dvirtue UK: Outlaw street preachers says Archdeacon Martin

Michael Overd of Creech St Michael, Somerset and Michael Stockwell of Selden, New York were fined £300 and ordered to pay costs after a magistrate at Bristol Magistrates Court found them guilty of disorderly conduct and using 'threatening and abusive words ... likely to cause alarm'.

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March 08 2017 By dvirtue Evangelicals Must Stick With Church Despite 'False Teaching' On Gay Marriage, Says the Bishop of Maidstone

'In the face of false teaching, the Apostle Paul tells Timothy both to keep his distance from it but also to continue in patient teaching,' Bishop Thomas writes. 'He recognises that this may involve suffering.'

The 'floating' bishop, whose position was installed to appease conservatives, offers oversight to those parishes who refuse to recognise female ordination but find themselves under a woman bishop.

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