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Letter to the Editor: Response to the Last Editorial

Letter to the Editor Response to Last Edition’s Editorial Dear Editor, Thank you very much for your Christian charity and spirited editorial, Friday 8th October 2021, ( E.C. No.8090).  Also thanks are due to you for reprinting so much excellent reformed evangelical...

Letter to the Editor: The Murder of Sir David Amess

Murder of Sir David Amess Dear Editor, I grieve at the loss of a friend and former Party colleague Sir David Amess, MP who was murdered in an increasingly dangerous world. In the 70s I worked with David in the Young Conservatives before he became an MP and he was...

Reformation Sunday Advert

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:                        15 October 2021. My ‘Advert’ titled “Reformation Sunday 31 October” said, “The Church of England should still celebrate this 500th year since Martin Luther declared at the ‘Diet of Worms’ in 1521, “Here I stand. God help...

Leicester Diocese Illogical

Letter to the Editor Leicester Diocese Illogical   Sir, Leicester Diocese’s decision on 9 October to replace its traditional Parishes with ‘Minsters' is both spiritually and financially illogical.  The Church of England’s own growth report ‘From Anecdote to...

Barnabas Fund Reports: Turkey Escalates Airstrikes Against Christians in Syria & Iraq

Barnabas Fund Reports Turkey Escalating Airstrikes Against Christians and other Minorities in Syria and Iraq Turkey has escalated a supposedly anti-terrorist military campaign in Syria and Iraq which appears to be targeting Christians and other minorities. A spate of...

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Gospel-Driven Anglicanism Part 4

Should I Stay or Should I Go? By the Revd Dr Mark Pickles Part 4 Gedaliah is appointed governor and we read that Jeremiah purposely chooses to live amongst “those of the poorest of the land who had not been taken into exile in Babylon” (40:7). Things have taken a turn...

466th Anniversary of the Martyrdoms of Latimer & Ridley

466th Anniversary of the Martyrdoms of Latimer & Ridley Saturday, 16 October marked the 466th anniversary of the martyrdoms of Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley.   They were burned at the stake after being found guilty of heresy due to their refusal to...

Clive West Memorial Trust Lecture: John Yates III to Speak

Clive West Memorial Trust Lecture  Revd Dr John Yates III to Speak The annual Clive West Memorial Lecture will be held on Thursday, 11 November at 19:30 at St Nicholas’ Church, Lisburn Road in Belfast.  This year’s speaker is the Revd Dr John Yates III, Rector of Holy...

Book Review: Bleeding for Jesus

Bleeding for Jesus John Smyth and the cult of the Iwerne Camps Andrew Graystone Darton, Longman and Todd, 2021 (ISBN: 9781913657123, 250pp, £12.99) This book is the latest instalment of a long-running tragedy. It comes six years after the author was first made aware...

School Pupils Across the Country Memorise Passages from BCP for £1,000 Prize

School Pupils Across the Country  Memorise Book of Common Prayer Passages  £1,000 Prize for Winner By Tim Stanley Hundreds of school pupils across the country are busy this term studying prayers and readings from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer in a bid to win a prize...

General Synod Election Results Look Promising

General Synod Election Results Promising Sharp-eyed poll observers of the General Synod election say that it appears enough delegates holding traditional views on sexuality have been elected in both the Houses of Clergy and Laity to effect a blocking minority....

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Kidnapped Bishop’s Wife Released Unharmed

Kidnapped Bishop’s Wife Released Unharmed

Kidnapped Bishop’s Wife Released Unharmed The Church of Nigeria reports that Mrs Anuri Maduwuike, wife of Church of Nigeria Bishop Emmanuel C. Maduwuike, Bishop of Ikeduru Diocese, was kidnapped by gunmen on 8 October.  She was released unharmed on 11 October. The...

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Afghan Pastors Reflect on the Sovereignty of God

Afghan Pastors Reflect on the Sovereignty of God

Afghan Pastors Reflect on God’s Sovereignty By Mark Morris Editor’s Note: The following account was published on 16 July as events were unfolding in Afghanistan.  We reproduce it here with permission.  It is worth sharing with others. It first appeared on The Gospel...

Interview with Tim Farron

Interview with Tim Farron

EDITOR’s NOTE: Over the next few editions of the English Churchman, we will feature interviews with a number of people in public life who are professing and practicing Christians.  You will read views with which you disagree.  Likewise, you will read views with which...

Raffel Consecrated Archbishop of Sydney

On Friday 28 May, The Very Revd Kanishka Da Silva Raffel, Dean of Sydney’s St Andrew’s Cathedral, was consecrated as Archbishop of the Diocese of Sydney and Metropolitan of New South Wales of the Anglican Church of Australia. Archbishop Raffel’s consecration took...

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Diocese of Leicester Votes for Minsters

Diocese of Leicester Votes for Minsters

Diocese of Leicester Votes for Minsters By a vote of 72% in favour to 28% against, the Synod of Diocese of Leicester voted to implement a new framework for diocesan ministry.  According to the Diocesan summary of the plan, the intention is to organise into 20-25...

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Formularies for What? Part 2

Formularies for What? Part 2

Formularies for What?  Part 2 By Chuck Collins The 1662 Book of Common Prayer The next historic formulary of Anglicanism is the 1662 edition of the Book of Common Prayer, the recognised standard for worship and theology in the Anglican Communion today and throughout...

Kidnapped Bishop’s Wife Released Unharmed

Kidnapped Bishop’s Wife Released Unharmed

Kidnapped Bishop’s Wife Released Unharmed The Church of Nigeria reports that Mrs Anuri Maduwuike, wife of Church of Nigeria Bishop Emmanuel C. Maduwuike, Bishop of Ikeduru Diocese, was kidnapped by gunmen on 8 October.  She was released unharmed on 11 October. The...

Norway Murder Victims Stabbed Rather than Killed with Arrows

Norway Murder Victims Stabbed Rather than Killed with Arrows

Norway Murder Victims Stabbed Rather than Killed with Arrows The five victims killed in Kongsberg, Norway by a recent convert to Islam, were not killed with a bow and arrows as initially reported.  It seems the assailant discarded the bow and arrows before stabbing at...

Pilgrim’s Process: Following the Science, by Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process: Following the Science, by Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process By Peter Sanlon Following the Science In recent days there has been much talk about 'following the science'. People have realised that moving forward in days of a health emergency requires a precise understanding of the situation. We need accurate...

REVIEWS

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer, International

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer, International

Book Review The 1662 Book of Common Prayer International Edition Given that the vast majority of 110 million Anglican Christians around belong to provinces that identify the 1662 Book of Common Prayer as their standard liturgy, it is no surprise that a publisher has...

When a nation prays

When a nation prays

Pastor Peter Simpson Minister of Penn Free Methodist Church www.realchristianity.org or jacqui.langston@btinternet.com 2021 156 (including references) pbk £6:75 or £18:25 for 3 copies (both prices include p&p)   World War Two has been examined from almost...

Bibliophiles Rejoice for Choice

Bibliophiles Rejoice for Choice

Bibliophiles, lovers of books and particularly those who prefer well-bound leather bibles can rejoice for the choices they have at the moment. If you do not own one and think to do so is an occasion for sin…look the other way. There are three companies currently...

CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Letter to the Editor: The Murder of Sir David Amess

Leicester Diocese Illogical

Letter to the Editor Leicester Diocese Illogical   Sir, Leicester Diocese’s decision on 9 October to replace its traditional Parishes with ‘Minsters' is both spiritually and financially illogical.  The Church of England’s own growth report ‘From Anecdote to...

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Book Review: Bleeding for Jesus

Book Review: Bleeding for Jesus

Bleeding for Jesus John Smyth and the cult of the Iwerne Camps Andrew Graystone Darton, Longman and Todd, 2021 (ISBN: 9781913657123, 250pp, £12.99) This book is the latest instalment of a long-running tragedy. It comes six years after the author was first made aware...

Clergy & Ordinands Subscribing to the English Churchman Get Free Book

Clergy & Ordinands Subscribing to the English Churchman Get Free Book

Clergy & Ordinands Subscribing to the English Churchman Get Free Book Any serving clergyman or theological student in training within the UK will receive a free copy of JC Ryle’s, Knots Untied when they subscribe to the English Churchman newspaper. The Banner of...

DEVOTIONALS

Pilgrim’s Process, Promises, Revd Dr Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process, Promises, Revd Dr Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process  By Peter Sanlon Promises At every step of our pilgrimage we depend on God. Peter stumbled at many points in his walk with the Lord, but came in due course to see that ‘His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness.’ (2...

Pilgrim’s Process: Common Grace by Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process: Common Grace by Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process  By Peter Sanlon Common Grace Loving God is so important for satisfaction and joy in life, that it is easy to mistakenly think only spiritual concerns are important in life. There are many ways for this error to arise: We can think the only truly...

Pilgrim’s Process by Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process by Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process   By Peter Sanlon   Shame Some cultures are shaped by what sociologists call a 'shame' culture. People are managed by fear of shame that is heaped on them for transgressing behavioural norms. Shame can be used in families to compel children...

DOCTRINE

Formularies for What? Part 2

Formularies for What? Part 2

Formularies for What?  Part 2 By Chuck Collins The 1662 Book of Common Prayer The next historic formulary of Anglicanism is the 1662 edition of the Book of Common Prayer, the recognised standard for worship and theology in the Anglican Communion today and throughout...

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Collins: Real Presence: Marburg & Cranmer

Collins: Real Presence: Marburg & Cranmer

Real Presence, Marburg, and Cranmer By Revd Canon Chuck Collins So why were Reformation churches divided? What separated Luther from the other reformers and why couldn’t they just get along for the sake of the Protestant witness? It was because they agreed on...

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism, Baptism: Part 3 by Mark Pickles

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism, Baptism: Part 3 by Mark Pickles

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism Part 3 By Dr Mark Pickles We pick up where Dr Pickles left off last time in his explanation of infant baptism.  He had just quoted from the late RC Sproul’s question: “Isn’t it strange that this departure and deviation from the purity of the...

Scripture or the Three-Legged Stool? by Mark Pickles

Scripture or the Three-Legged Stool? by Mark Pickles

The question of ultimate authority is crucial for any church or denomination but is of particular significance within Anglicanism. The Thirty-nine Articles are unequivocal the Scripture is to be the Church’s final and ultimate authority.   Article VI states that “Holy...

Five Guiding Principles

Five Guiding Principles

1.) Now that legislation has been passed to enable women to become bishops the Church of England is fully and unequivocally committed to all orders of ministry being open equally to all, without reference to gender, and holds that those whom it has duly ordained and...

COLUMNIST

What Does the Future Hold? by Revd Dr Rohintan Mody

What Does the Future Hold? by Revd Dr Rohintan Mody

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD? by the Revd Dr Rohintan Mody Lecturer in New Testament Evangelical Theological College of Asia Introduction: All human beings are created by God in his image to have an interest in the future, to have goals in mind, to have expectations of...

Anglican Futures: On the Edge

Anglican Futures: On the Edge

Anglican Futures On the Edge Anglican Futures is very much like a think-tank for Anglicans—for those determined to leave the official structures of Anglicanism as well as for those determined not to.  This article relates an account of those that chose to leave and...

Collins: Real Presence: Marburg & Cranmer

Collins: Real Presence: Marburg & Cranmer

Real Presence, Marburg, and Cranmer By Revd Canon Chuck Collins So why were Reformation churches divided? What separated Luther from the other reformers and why couldn’t they just get along for the sake of the Protestant witness? It was because they agreed on...

EDITORIALS

Editorial:  The Departure of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet

Editorial: The Departure of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet

The Departure of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet The Bishop of Ebbsfleet, the Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall has decided to leave the Church of England and become a member of the Roman Catholic Church. For eight years he has been the Provincial Episcopal Visitor for the Province of...

Three of Two Hundred Thirteen

Three of Two Hundred Thirteen

Three of Two Hundred Thirteen In Lewis Carroll’s 1871 novel, Through the Looking Glass, his character, Humpty Dumpty is having a conversation with Alice from Carroll’s earlier novel, Alice in Wonderland. "I don't know what you mean by 'glory,' " Alice said.  Humpty...

LETTERS

Letter to the Editor: The Murder of Sir David Amess

Letter to the Editor: The Murder of Sir David Amess

Murder of Sir David Amess Dear Editor, I grieve at the loss of a friend and former Party colleague Sir David Amess, MP who was murdered in an increasingly dangerous world. In the 70s I worked with David in the Young Conservatives before he became an MP and he was...

Reformation Sunday Advert

Reformation Sunday Advert

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:                        15 October 2021. My ‘Advert’ titled “Reformation Sunday 31 October” said, “The Church of England should still celebrate this 500th year since Martin Luther declared at the ‘Diet of Worms’ in 1521, “Here I stand. God help...

Letter to the Editor: Response to the Last Editorial

Letter to the Editor: Response to the Last Editorial

Letter to the Editor Response to Last Edition’s Editorial Dear Editor, Thank you very much for your Christian charity and spirited editorial, Friday 8th October 2021, ( E.C. No.8090).  Also thanks are due to you for reprinting so much excellent reformed evangelical...

read more
Leicester Diocese Illogical

Leicester Diocese Illogical

Letter to the Editor Leicester Diocese Illogical   Sir, Leicester Diocese’s decision on 9 October to replace its traditional Parishes with ‘Minsters' is both spiritually and financially illogical.  The Church of England’s own growth report ‘From Anecdote to...

Letter to the Editor: Assisted Suicide

Letter to the Editor: Assisted Suicide

Letter to the Editor Assisted Suicide Dear Sir, One of the main arguments in favour of the abolition of the death penalty fifty or sixty years ago was that occasionally an innocent person would be killed.  If parliament votes to allow assisted suicide then the only...

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Book Review: Bleeding for Jesus

Book Review: Bleeding for Jesus

Bleeding for Jesus John Smyth and the cult of the Iwerne Camps Andrew Graystone Darton, Longman and Todd, 2021 (ISBN: 9781913657123, 250pp, £12.99) This book is the latest instalment of a long-running tragedy. It comes six years after the author was first made aware...

Formularies for What? Part 2

Formularies for What? Part 2

Formularies for What?  Part 2 By Chuck Collins The 1662 Book of Common Prayer The next historic formulary of Anglicanism is the 1662 edition of the Book of Common Prayer, the recognised standard for worship and theology in the Anglican Communion today and throughout...

Anglican Futures Predicts

Anglican Futures Predicts

Anglican Futures predicts that the Church of England  will allow the "blessing" of same-sex marriages by February 2023 s - whatever the final results of the General Synod elections. Read on to find out why and how. The Living in Love and Faith resources were published...

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Letter to the Editor: Response to the Last Editorial

Letter to the Editor: Response to the Last Editorial

Letter to the Editor Response to Last Edition’s Editorial Dear Editor, Thank you very much for your Christian charity and spirited editorial, Friday 8th October 2021, ( E.C. No.8090).  Also thanks are due to you for reprinting so much excellent reformed evangelical...

Letter to the Editor: The Murder of Sir David Amess

Letter to the Editor: The Murder of Sir David Amess

Murder of Sir David Amess Dear Editor, I grieve at the loss of a friend and former Party colleague Sir David Amess, MP who was murdered in an increasingly dangerous world. In the 70s I worked with David in the Young Conservatives before he became an MP and he was...