The move was ridiculed by former Conservative Minister Ann Widdecombe, an Anglican who converted to Catholicism.
'These gestures are pointless. The Archbishop has not put anyone to death, as far as I know,' she said.
'Modern Christians are not responsible for what happened in the Reformation.
'You might as well expect the Italians to apologise for Pontius Pilate.'Read more
Chris Curtis, the CEO of Youthscape, said: "This report is more a sober warning from a doctor than an autopsy of a dead body. Youth and children's work in churches isn't dead, but we're badly out of shape and a change of lifestyle is urgently required."
Losing Heart claims the majority of the churches "never" discuss the subjects of pornography, same-sex attraction, other world faiths and drugs and addiction with their young people.Read more
In the resulting "visitation charge", a legal document published today, Bishop Donald Allister says the redundancies were "necessary" along with some property sales. And he warns that more "tough decisions" lie ahead.
He also warns that the current independence enjoyed by England's 42 cathedrals poses "serious risks" to the reputation of the entire Church of England.Read more
As the scandal of the bell-ringers remains unresolved and after every effort by the Dean and Chapter to recruit bell-ringers from outside York Minster to ring the bells at Christmas failed, CAWTE initiated an online petition calling for the removal of the Dean of York.
VOL: Hope you had a great Christmas--despite the bells of York Minster being silent for the first time since the 14th century! Am I right?Read more
Church attendance has plunged to its lowest ever. This marks a defining moment for the comatose Church of England in 2016 as it gurgles and gasps on life-support. Only 1.4 percent of the population now attend C of E services on Sundays. Numbers have nosedived to a mere 752,000 souls.Read more
They are truly men and women from the East, being born again in a stable.
Their miraculous stories are among the remarkable events that have been taking place this year at St Mark's, part of the Hanley team ministry in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, which has seen more than 50 Muslims convert to Christianity in one year alone.Read more
"I believe we should include Christianity in citizenship tests for all those who want to come to this country," said Lord Carey, who was the archbishop of Canterbury 1991-2002. "There are many questions asked of migrants about the Royal Family and Parliament, but little about the Church of England or Britain's Christian history."Read more
While Dr Dorgu will be the first Nigerian to be a stipendiary full time bishop in the Church of England, he isn't the C of E's first Nigerian bishop - the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, is an honorary assistant bishop in the diocese of London.Read more
With a 17,000-strong petition calling for the bells to ring at Christmas, the Minister had approached campanologists from neighbouring churches to ring in the festive season.
But, one by one, they are rejecting the Minster's offer in an "act of solidarity" with the York ringers.
Leeds Minster's deputy ringing master Robert Childs said members discussed the invitation from York's Dean and Chapter during a practice session where 13 members voted no, with two abstaining.Read more
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