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
There are various potential options for the future of the Church on this subject. Some have listed only the different ways in which so-called "traditionalists" might be hived off into a "safe space", or leave the Church altogether once the liberal triumph is complete. But it is far from inevitable or desirable for that to be the outcome.Read more
He was before he was consecrated Bishop of Maidstone in 2015, with a brief to provide episcopal oversight for conservative evangelical churches, opposed to women bishops around England, on the executive committee of the Anglican Mission in England, set up in 2011 to spearhead new orthodox churches outside the CofE's structures. It was right to step out of that role when he was consecrated Bishop in order to focus on building relationships in dioceses, which he has successfully done.Read more
He called for a "a more beautiful and better common narrative" that would enable Britain to "play a powerful, hopeful and confident role in the world" and resist "the turn inward that will leave us alone in the darkness, despairing and vulnerable".Read more
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