Canon Tutu, the daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Dr van Furth were married in a civil ceremony in Holland in December, and held a religious ceremony in South Africa this month before a congregation of some 80 guests, with exchange of rings, vows, Scripture readings, prayers and a nuptial blessing from Ms Bannister-Parker that concluded: "We now recognise you as wife and wife. You may kiss each other," local media reported.Read more
There is always, I have to say, a delightful and perverse sense of schadenfreude when speaking at Assembles in this way. One has the interest of taking part in the Assembly without the slightest responsibility for the decisions. (Laughter.)Read more
The Lord Jesus Christ does not need the active support of secular governments or secular cultures to build His Church. Clearly though, if Britain did fall to political Islam in, say, the middle of this century, then that would create serious difficulties for public Christianity in what was this country.Read more
People who are hesitant will be able to see how it works out and they will see that the sky isn't going to fall in
Rev Christina Beardsley, who is a member of The Sibyls, a Christian spirituality group for transgender people, claimed that churches in England would benefit by using the same model.Read more
But speaking at a reception for leaders of other faiths in the garden of Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop insisted Christians should not actively "proselytise" towards nonChristians.Read more
In what will be seen as a striking departure from its Christian traditions, senior clergy at the Minster have quietly introduced a new form of spiritual enrichment altogether: Zen Buddhist meditation. A new "sangha" -- meaning community or order -- has been set up under the auspices of the Minster chapter and meets within the medieval precincts every other Friday for an hour and a half's silent meditation.Read more
A new "sangha" -- meaning community or order -- has been set up under the auspices of the Minster chapter and meets within the medieval precincts every other Friday for an hour and a half's silent meditation.
I'm sure there are those who think I'm an out and out heretic but it seems to me perhaps Zen poses fewer problems [than other non-Christian customs] because it doesn't claim to be a system of doctrine or belief.Read more
St Augustine is 'perhaps the greatest thinker in the Western spiritual and secular tradition of intellectual and philosophical thought the West has produced,' he said. 'We intend to be a church of the highest calibre in helping people to think about their faith critically and creatively.'
St Augustine is honoured in the Catholic and Protestant traditions said Rev Gomes.Read more
The Church posted advertisements online on Wednesday for two new posts of "National Young Vocations Adviser" and "National Minority Ethnic Vocations Officer" as part of a drive to ordain 6,000 new clergy in the 2020s to replace those reaching retirement.Read more
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