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Letter to the Editor: Prayers for the Dead at Remembrance Services

Prayers for the Dead at Remembrance Services   Sir, Remembrance Sunday is an important and poignant landmark in our nation’s annual calendar, and a day to reflect, give thanks and pray for peace. We see church and civic life combine in silence and remembrance, as...

Evangelical Theological College of Asia

Evangelical Theological College of Asia Have you ever wondered if there was a sound reformed theological training institution in Asia?  The Evangelical Theological College of Asia is just such a school.  It is located in Singapore and its faculty are mostly from...

Prudence Dailey’s Commentary: Should Women Be Afraid of Men?

Prudence Dailey's Commentary Should Women be Afraid of Men? Recently, someone I used to work with shared on her Facebook page a link to an article from The Times magazine by the feminist writer Caitlin Moran. The substance of Ms Moran’s piece—rhetorically addressed to...

FIEC Updates Its “Values Statement”

FIEC Updates Its “Values Statement” The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches recently updated its “Values Statement.”  It is well-worth your time to read.  There are FIEC affiliated congregations in England, Scotland, and Wales.   1. God-honouring and...

Death of LENORA HAMMOND

Lenora Hammond 1960-2021 Mrs Lenora Hammond, wife of Frontline Fellowship founder Dr Peter Hammond, died on 9 November.  She was six days short of her sixty-first birthday.  Frontline Fellowship is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. Mrs Hammond was born into a...

Archbishops’ Appointments Secretary to Retire

Archbishops’ Appointments Secretary to Retire “The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have paid tribute to the service of Caroline Boddington, who has announced she will be leaving the National Church Institutions (NCIs) at the end of 2021 after 17 years as the...

Book Review: The Lullingstone Secret

The Lullingstone Secret Jill Masters Wakeman Press, 2021 (ISBN: 9781913133115, 97pp, £5.95) Lullingstone Villa in Kent is a fascinating site to visit whatever one’s awareness of ancient history and is lavishly curated by English Heritage. Since its excavation in the...

Book Review: The Welsh Methodist Society

The Welsh Methodist Society The Early Societies in South-West Wales 1737-1750 Eryn M. White University of Wales Press, 2021 (ISBN: 9781786835796, 350pp, £24.99) In many respects, the church in Britain continues to live off the puttering afterglow of the eighteenth...

Eastern Rite Catholics: What Are They?

Eastern Rite Catholics What Are They? Former Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali’s recent defection to Rome has highlighted earlier efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to bring other ecclesiastical jurisdictions into its orbit.  There are a total of twenty-three which have...

Archbishops’ Appointments Secretary to Retire

Archbishops’ Appointments Secretary to Retire “The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have paid tribute to the service of Caroline Boddington, who has announced she will be leaving the National Church Institutions (NCIs) at the end of 2021 after 17 years as the...

FEATURED

Eastern Rite Catholics: What Are They?

Eastern Rite Catholics: What Are They?

Eastern Rite Catholics What Are They? Former Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali’s recent defection to Rome has highlighted earlier efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to bring other ecclesiastical jurisdictions into its orbit.  There are a total of twenty-three which have...

1662 BCP Services Favoured by 35s and Under

1662 BCP Services Favoured by 35s and Under

1662 BCP Services Favoured by 35s and Under Daily services taken from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer (International Version) has a decidedly young audience profile.  Sixty-percent of those listening are 35 and younger.  This goes against the prevailing opinion of the...

An Editorial:  Matters Indifferent?

An Editorial: Matters Indifferent?

An Editorial Matters Indifferent? Theology, the study of the knowledge of God, really does matter.  What one believes in this regard actually has eternal consequences.  Sadly, there are many in leadership positions within the Church of England and broader Anglicanism...

UK Government Announces Plans for Afghan Relocation & Assistance

UK Government Announces Plans for Afghan Relocation & Assistance

UK Government Announces Plans for Afghan Relocation & Assistance The UK government has announced its plans for assisting people who were evacuated from Afghanistan.   According to the official government website: “There are two separate schemes designed to help...

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...

NATIONAL

FIEC Updates Its “Values Statement”

FIEC Updates Its “Values Statement”

FIEC Updates Its “Values Statement” The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches recently updated its “Values Statement.”  It is well-worth your time to read.  There are FIEC affiliated congregations in England, Scotland, and Wales.   1. God-honouring and...

Editorial: Your Worldview Matters

Editorial: Your Worldview Matters

Editorial Your Worldview Matters People who form their worldview from what they read in the secular press or what they watch on television must be on tenterhooks after these past two weeks in Glasgow.  One must have sympathy for those who get their worldview from such...

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Evangelical Theological College of Asia

Evangelical Theological College of Asia

Evangelical Theological College of Asia Have you ever wondered if there was a sound reformed theological training institution in Asia?  The Evangelical Theological College of Asia is just such a school.  It is located in Singapore and its faculty are mostly from...

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Death of LENORA HAMMOND

Death of LENORA HAMMOND

Lenora Hammond 1960-2021 Mrs Lenora Hammond, wife of Frontline Fellowship founder Dr Peter Hammond, died on 9 November.  She was six days short of her sixty-first birthday.  Frontline Fellowship is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. Mrs Hammond was born into a...

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Editorial: Your Worldview Matters

Editorial: Your Worldview Matters

Editorial Your Worldview Matters People who form their worldview from what they read in the secular press or what they watch on television must be on tenterhooks after these past two weeks in Glasgow.  One must have sympathy for those who get their worldview from such...

Should I Stay or Should I Go: Part 6 by Revd Dr Mark Pickles

Should I Stay or Should I Go: Part 6 by Revd Dr Mark Pickles

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism Should I Stay or Should I Go? Part 6 Contending in Love The constant opposition that Jeremiah endured didn’t serve to harden his heart towards his wayward people, rather their hard-heartedness to the Word of God and refusal to listen to it...

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...

Review: The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill

Review: The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Christianity Today Produced, Written, Edited and Hosted by Mike Cosper Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or at  https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/podcasts/rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill/ One of the most intriguing and...

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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

New Bishop of Loughborough, Diocese of Leicester

New Bishop of Loughborough, Diocese of Leicester

New Bishop of Loughborough, Diocese of Leicester The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Malayil Lukose Varghese Muthalaly (known as Saju), Vicar of St Mark’s Gillingham, in the Diocese of Rochester, to the Suffragan See of Loughborough, in the Diocese...

DEVOTIONALS

Pilgrim’s Process: By Revd Dr Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process: By Revd Dr Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process By Peter Sanlon Prophet, Priest, King We are sustained on our pilgrimage by fresh glimpses of Jesus. Seeing different aspects of his work for us enable us to trust him for further steps in life. One useful way of ordering and reflecting on the rich...

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All People that on Earth Do Dwell

All People that on Earth Do Dwell

All People that on Earth Do Dwell   It is good to remember and dwell on the words of biblically faithful hymns.   This hymn composed by William Lethe is one of the greats from the Reformation era. 1 All people that on earth do dwell, sing to the LORD with...

Pilgrim’s Process: Bible Pictures

Pilgrim’s Process: Bible Pictures

Pilgrim’s Process By Peter Sanlon Bible Pictures We read the Bible to equip us for our pilgrimage to heaven; but we cannot be reading the Bible all the time. How does God's written Word help us during the hours we are living life and caught up in normal duties and...

DOCTRINE

Evangelical Theological College of Asia

Evangelical Theological College of Asia

Evangelical Theological College of Asia Have you ever wondered if there was a sound reformed theological training institution in Asia?  The Evangelical Theological College of Asia is just such a school.  It is located in Singapore and its faculty are mostly from...

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Bishop of the Arctic on the Book of Common Prayer

Bishop of the Arctic on the Book of Common Prayer

Bishop of the Arctic on the Book of Common Prayer Bishop David Parsons, bishop for the Canadian, Diocese of the Arctic, is known for his straightforward approach to leading his flock at the top of the world.  He often communicates to the them via social media.   He...

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...

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...

Transubstantiation: A Doctrine Worth Martyrdom?

Transubstantiation: A Doctrine Worth Martyrdom?

Transubstantiation, a Doctrine Worth Martyrdom? by Chuck Collins   It was on 16 July 1546 that Anne Askew was burned at the stake for denying transubstantiation. Director of the Center for Reformation Anglicanism, The Revd Canon Chuck Collins writes about, “Anne...

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...

EDITORIALS

An Editorial:  Matters Indifferent?

An Editorial: Matters Indifferent?

An Editorial Matters Indifferent? Theology, the study of the knowledge of God, really does matter.  What one believes in this regard actually has eternal consequences.  Sadly, there are many in leadership positions within the Church of England and broader Anglicanism...

Editorial: Your Worldview Matters

Editorial: Your Worldview Matters

Editorial Your Worldview Matters People who form their worldview from what they read in the secular press or what they watch on television must be on tenterhooks after these past two weeks in Glasgow.  One must have sympathy for those who get their worldview from such...

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Climate Change, COP26, and Limits of Episcopal Authority

Climate Change, COP26, and Limits of Episcopal Authority

Editorial Climate Change, COP26, and Limits of Episcopal Authority In February of 2021, the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham Usher, was appointed to additional duties within the Church of England.  At the invitation of both archbishops, Bishop Usher took on the...

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...

LETTERS

Letter to the Editor: Pharisees & Sadducees

Letter to the Editor: Pharisees & Sadducees

Letter to the Editor Pharisees & Sadducees Dear Editor: Like your recent correspondent, I am also an admirer of Bishop JC Ryle, and have benefitted greatly from his writings. One of his articles which seems perennially pertinent deals with Christ’s warning to be...

Letter to the Editor: Clarity in Anglican Doctrine

Letter to the Editor: Clarity in Anglican Doctrine

Letter to the Editor Clarity in Anglican Doctrine   Dear Editor, Thank you for your editorial ‘Matters Indifferent’ on Michael Nazir Ali’s move to Rome and the feeble response from the Gafcon leaders. I wish to commend your courage, insight and clarity, whilst...

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...

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Book Review: The Lullingstone Secret

Book Review: The Lullingstone Secret

The Lullingstone Secret Jill Masters Wakeman Press, 2021 (ISBN: 9781913133115, 97pp, £5.95) Lullingstone Villa in Kent is a fascinating site to visit whatever one’s awareness of ancient history and is lavishly curated by English Heritage. Since its excavation in the...

Book Review: The Welsh Methodist Society

Book Review: The Welsh Methodist Society

The Welsh Methodist Society The Early Societies in South-West Wales 1737-1750 Eryn M. White University of Wales Press, 2021 (ISBN: 9781786835796, 350pp, £24.99) In many respects, the church in Britain continues to live off the puttering afterglow of the eighteenth...

Eastern Rite Catholics: What Are They?

Eastern Rite Catholics: What Are They?

Eastern Rite Catholics What Are They? Former Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali’s recent defection to Rome has highlighted earlier efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to bring other ecclesiastical jurisdictions into its orbit.  There are a total of twenty-three which have...

Editorial: Your Worldview Matters

Editorial: Your Worldview Matters

Editorial Your Worldview Matters People who form their worldview from what they read in the secular press or what they watch on television must be on tenterhooks after these past two weeks in Glasgow.  One must have sympathy for those who get their worldview from such...

TRENDING

Evangelical Theological College of Asia

Evangelical Theological College of Asia

Evangelical Theological College of Asia Have you ever wondered if there was a sound reformed theological training institution in Asia?  The Evangelical Theological College of Asia is just such a school.  It is located in Singapore and its faculty are mostly from...