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Former Liberal Democrat Leader’s Remarks on the Death of Queen Elizabeth

Former Liberal Democrat Leader’s Remarks on the Death of Queen Elizabeth Tim Farron (Lib-Dem), MP for Westmoreland and Lonsdale spoke from the floor of the House of Commons to express his thoughts on the late Queen Elizabeth. The day after her untimely demise he...

Queen’s Choice of Hymns and Scripture Readings

Queen’s Choice of Hymns & Scripture Readings Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth demonstrated the depth of her faith and understanding of the scriptures and hymnody when planning her funeral.  The hymns were melodic works of substance, truth, and comfort designed for...

Church Leaders and Parliamentarians Pay Tribute

Church Leaders and Parliamentarians Pay Tribute In a statement given shortly after the announcement of the Queen’s death, Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby said: “As we grieve together, we know that, in losing our beloved Queen, we have lost the person whose...

Keene Review: God’s Church for God’s World Part One

God’s Church for God’s World Faithful perspectives on mission and ministry Tom Woolford and Adam Young (eds.) IVP, 2022 (ISBN: 9781789742244, 218pp, £19.99) Part One   This is an important book which takes a snapshot of evangelical ministry in 2022. The title and...

The Faith of the Queen; A Cleric’s Reflections

The Faith of the Queen A Cleric’s Reflections As far as we know, Queen Elizabeth II commended only one book published during her long reign. In 2016 she penned the Foreword to a volume produced jointly by the Bible Society, HOPE and the London Institute of...

Collins: The Elizabethan Settlement

The Elizabethan Settlement By Revd Canon Chuck Collins Queen of England for 44 years, Elizabeth died March 24, 1603. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, the last of the five monarchs in the House of Tudor. She never married ("Virgin Queen"). Her coffin...

Pilgrim’s Process: Rebuke

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Rebuke In the fifth century some monks in France realised that Augustine’s theological writings commended a Biblical and God focused vision of the Christian pilgrimage. Augustine has been called the ‘Doctor of grace’ for...

Anglican Bishop of Norwich Joins in Roman Catholic Requiem Mass for The Queen

Anglican Bishop of Norwich Joins in Roman Catholic Requiem Mass for The Queen Church of England Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher joined in a Roman Catholic Requiem Mass for Her Majesty The Queen at St John’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Norwich on 15 September.   Roman...

The Queen’s Faith in Her Own Words

The Queen’s Faith – in Her Own Words Its formal name was ‘Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech’. To the royal household, it was known as the QXB – the Queen’s Christmas broadcast. Queen Elizabeth II spoke about the significance of Christmas to more people than anyone...

Anglican Futures: A Cure for the Lambeth Hangover?

Anglican Futures Commentary A Cure for the Lambeth Hangover? As the bishops of the Anglican Communion disembark from their flights and return to their dioceses, there is a danger that some will rub their eyes, and realise that however great the party was, there has...

Global South Bishops Call for Reaffirmation of Lambeth 1.10

Global South Bishops Call for Reaffirmation of Lambeth 1.10 Bishops from the Global South are not backing down in the face of vocal opposition to the original "Call" to reaffirm Lambeth 1.10.   At a press conference held at the Lambeth gathering they issued the...

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Diocse of NW Australia Elects New Bishop

Diocse of NW Australia Elects New Bishop

Diocese of North West Australia Elects New Bishop The outspokenly conservative Australian Diocese of North West Australia has elected a successor to former Bishop Gary Nelson.  The Revd Darrell Parker, Senior Minister at St Paul’s Anglican Church in the Diocese of...

The Jerusalem Declaration

The Jerusalem Declaration

The Jerusalem Declaration The readers of the English Churchman frequently read of the happenings of GAFCON (Global Anglican Futures Conference) Provinces.  At the heart of GAFCON is the commitment of the member Provinces to a document called the Jerusalem Declaration...

The EC Interviews Bishop Glenn Davies

The EC Interviews Bishop Glenn Davies

The EC Interviews Bishop Glenn Davies  Little did the organisers of the 2022 Conference of the Protestant Reformation Society know when they invited the Rt Revd Dr Glenn Davies, former Archbishop of the Diocese of Sydney, that he would be at the centre of a huge...

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GAFCON Australia Forms Diocese of the Southern Cross

GAFCON Australia Forms Diocese of the Southern Cross

GAFCON Australia Forms Diocese of the Southern Cross Announces Anglican Lifeboat for Faithful Christians “We are at an important moment in the history of the Anglican Church in Australia,” said Bishop Richard Condie, Chair of GAFCON Australia. Last week, over 350...

Has the Sun Set on the Lambeth Conference?

Has the Sun Set on the Lambeth Conference?

Has the Sun Set on the Last Lambeth Conference? By Susie Leafe The buses are lined up, 650 bishops and their spouses are wheeling their bags across the campus, and the journey home begins.  Flags have been folded and over the next few days, security fences, marquees...

Global South Bishops Call for Reaffirmation of Lambeth 1.10

Global South Bishops Call for Reaffirmation of Lambeth 1.10

Global South Bishops Call for Reaffirmation of Lambeth 1.10 Bishops from the Global South are not backing down in the face of vocal opposition to the original "Call" to reaffirm Lambeth 1.10.   At a press conference held at the Lambeth gathering they issued the...

Revisionist Bishops Rebel Against Call to Reaffirm Lambeth 1.10

Revisionist Bishops Rebel Against Call to Reaffirm Lambeth 1.10

Revisionist Bishops Rebel Against Call to Reaffirm Lambeth 1.10 Revisionist bishops from within the Church of England, Church in Wales, Scottish Episcopal Church,The Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Church of Canada are rebelling against the “Call” to reaffirm the...

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Church Leaders and Parliamentarians Pay Tribute

Church Leaders and Parliamentarians Pay Tribute

Church Leaders and Parliamentarians Pay Tribute In a statement given shortly after the announcement of the Queen’s death, Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby said: “As we grieve together, we know that, in losing our beloved Queen, we have lost the person whose...

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Begg: The UK Has Been Through an Immoral Revolution

Begg: The UK Has Been Through an Immoral Revolution

Begg: The UK Has Been Through an Immoral Revolution Pastor and theologian Alistair Begg has issued a rallying cry to Christians to embrace the ‘authority of Scripture’ in the face of hostility from the world.  He did so whilst speaking at the 2022 Keswick Convention....

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ANiE’s Bishop on the Death of HM The Queen

ANiE’s Bishop on the Death of HM The Queen

Anglican Network in Europe’s Bishop on the Death of Her Majesty The Queen With the death of Her Majesty the Queen much will be rightly said of her example and attitude of service throughout her long reign, but I think that the evidence of what she said and how she...

Letter to the Editor: GAFCON is Not All it Seems

Letter to the Editor: GAFCON is Not All it Seems

Letter to the Editor   Dear Sir, The recent of the EC [8112] contained the Jerusalem Declaration and information concerning the formation of the Diocese of the Southern Cross which has adopted that Declaration. The recently appointed Bishop of the Southern Cross...

Irish Musicians Record to Support Church of England Abuse Survivors

Irish Musicians Record to Support Church of England Abuse Survivors

Irish Musicians Record to Support Church of England Abuse Survivors A group calling itself, Musicians for Justice, has released a song  and video high-lighting abuse within the Church of England.  The musicians are of Irish descent and advocate for those who suffered...

Protestant Reformation Society Holds 2022 Conference

Protestant Reformation Society Holds 2022 Conference

Protestant Reformation Society Holds 2022 Conference The 2022 Conference of the Protestant Reformation Society was held in Wycliffe Hall, Oxford from 30 August - 1 September.  The conference theme was, “The Importance of Doctrine.” The main lecture room at Wycliffe...

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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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The Queen’s Faith in Her Own Words

The Queen’s Faith in Her Own Words

The Queen’s Faith – in Her Own Words Its formal name was ‘Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech’. To the royal household, it was known as the QXB – the Queen’s Christmas broadcast. Queen Elizabeth II spoke about the significance of Christmas to more people than anyone...

Ordained Ministry Statistics for the Church of England

Ordained Ministry Statistics for the Church of England

Ordained Ministry Statistics for the Church of England   All ordained ministers (nearly 20,000 in total) A third (33%) of those in ordained ministry in 2020 were female, which has continued the gradual increase in the proportion of women (28% in 2016). The...

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Pilgrim’s Process: “Mind Mr By-Ends”

Pilgrim’s Process: “Mind Mr By-Ends”

Pilgrim’s Process “Mind Mr By-Ends” By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon   Driving into an English city on holiday I idly counted the rainbow flags posted in shop and house windows. One after another they signalled support for this world’s ideology. I went into three...

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Pilgrim’s Process: Inward Work

Pilgrim’s Process: Inward Work

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Inward Work On our pilgrimage there are many things that it is good to do. Many actions and ventures that would serve others and benefit the Church. It is easy to focus on the needful actions. Many books and strategies and...

Are You a Lucky Dipper?

Are You a Lucky Dipper?

Are You a Lucky Dipper? by The Revd Christopher D. Pierce Do you read the Bible methodically or are you a lucky dipper?  To be more explicit, do you start at the beginning of a book and work your way through to the end?  Perhaps you merely open the Bible and let your...

Pilgrim’s Process: “The Chief End of Man”

Pilgrim’s Process: “The Chief End of Man”

  Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon “The Chief End of Man” We all are conscious of our own trials, struggles and burdens — they make our pilgrimage to heaven difficult in ways unique to us. Perhaps some of your challenges are difficulties known only...

The Cost of Christian Discipleship

The Cost of Christian Discipleship

The Cost of Christian Discipleship By The Revd Christopher Pierce   Everything in life has a price but have you ever thought about the cost of Christian discipleship?  Is there a monetary value placed upon it? If you’d only watched some of the prosperity gospel...

Pilgrim’s Process by Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process by Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon As we travel to heaven we long to share the good news of Jesus' death and victory with others. We pray for opportunities and seek to redeem the time. The challenge to be bold, brave and open in testifying to the good news...

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Bishop of Maidstone Stands with GSFA

Bishop of Maidstone Stands with GSFA

Bishop of Maidstone Stands with Global South Fellowship of Anglicans The Rt Revd Rod Thomas, Bishop of Maidstone and Provincial Episcopal Visitor for those churches that believe in the complementarian understanding of ordination, told the English Churchman that, “I...

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Happy Radbertus Day! by Chuck Collins

Happy Radbertus Day! by Chuck Collins

Happy Radbertus Day! By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins Happy Radbertus Day (April 26th)! Saint Paschasius Radbertus (785-860) was the first theologian to articulate “transubstantiation.” He didn't use the term that became widely used in the latter part of the 12th...

GAFCON Ireland Offers Course on Romans

GAFCON Ireland Offers Course on Romans

GAFCON Ireland Offers Course on Romans Theology Ireland, sponsored by GAFCON Ireland, is offering an in-depth look at the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Romans in May. Although all are welcome, the course is primarily geared toward laity.  The course will be taught by...

The Creed of Athanasius

The Creed of Athanasius

Creed of St Athanasius WHOSOEVER will be saved: before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholick Faith. Which Faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled: without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the Catholick Faith is this: That we worship...

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Collins: The Elizabethan Settlement

Collins: The Elizabethan Settlement

The Elizabethan Settlement By Revd Canon Chuck Collins Queen of England for 44 years, Elizabeth died March 24, 1603. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, the last of the five monarchs in the House of Tudor. She never married ("Virgin Queen"). Her coffin...

Pilgrim’s Process: Rebuke

Pilgrim’s Process: Rebuke

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Rebuke In the fifth century some monks in France realised that Augustine’s theological writings commended a Biblical and God focused vision of the Christian pilgrimage. Augustine has been called the ‘Doctor of grace’ for...

Anglican Futures: A Cure for the Lambeth Hangover?

Anglican Futures: A Cure for the Lambeth Hangover?

Anglican Futures Commentary A Cure for the Lambeth Hangover? As the bishops of the Anglican Communion disembark from their flights and return to their dioceses, there is a danger that some will rub their eyes, and realise that however great the party was, there has...

Collins: Marburg, Real Presence” & Thomas Cranmer

Collins: Marburg, Real Presence” & Thomas Cranmer

Marburg, “Real Presence” and Thomas Cranmer By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins There’s a reason why there are so many Protestant churches. It’s the same reason that separated Luther from the other reformers and why they couldn’t just go along to get along. It was because...

EDITORIALS

Editorial: Down the Liberal Lane

Editorial: Down the Liberal Lane

Editorial  Down the Liberal Lane By the time this edition reaches you, the Employment Tribunal in Derbyshire may have rendered a verdict in the case brought by the Revd Dr Bernard Randall.   Dr Randall had served as college chaplain at Cambridge before being appointed...

Editorial:  Elizabeth the Faithful

Editorial: Elizabeth the Faithful

Editorial Elizabeth the Faithful 1926 — 2022 Her Majesty The Queen’s death shocked all but those most “in the know at Balmoral”.  Signs of her increasing frailty were more evident but almost all viewed her as indestructible as a ball bearing.  She had always been a...

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Editorial: Lambeth 2022 Communion at a Crossroads

Editorial: Lambeth 2022 Communion at a Crossroads

Editorial Lambeth 2022: Communion at a Crossroads By the time this edition of The English Churchman lands, hundreds of bishops of the Anglican Communion will have arrived for the 2022 Lambeth Conference. The majority world will gather at Kent University and it will...

Editorial: Lessons to be Learned from the American Pro-Life Movement

Editorial: Lessons to be Learned from the American Pro-Life Movement

Editorial Lessons to be Learned from American Pro-Life Movement Friday, 24 June 2022, the Feast of St John the Baptist, will be a date which will live in infamy amongst the supporters of abortion.  On that date, the US Supreme Court, overturned the precedent set by...

“Unbiblical” Archbishops?

“Unbiblical” Archbishops?

Editorial “Unbiblical” Archbishops? The Most Revd and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury does not have an easy job.  He is the Primus inter pares of the Anglican Communion.  We are now told that means 85,000,000 people look to him as the first...

LETTERS

Letter:  They Forgot God

Letter: They Forgot God

Letter to the Editor “They Forgot God” Sir, This letter is intended for publication in the English Churchman. Does any reader recognise the initials GLF and NFOL from around half-a-century ago?  GLF means Gay Liberation Front and NFOL means Nationwide Festival of...

Letter: Play-actors will be Exposed

Letter: Play-actors will be Exposed

Letter to the Editor Dear Sir, Your work must be very stultifying these days.  Despite the glorious joy that comes with reporting on the advance and the proclamation of the gospel, you find yourself having to report so very frequently on the public failures of our...

Letter: A New Strategy?

Letter: A New Strategy?

Letter to the Editor A New Strategy? Dear Sir, It appears that for the last number of years, the biblically-orthodox primates of the Anglican Communion have adopted the wrong strategy in engaging with the Archbishop of Canterbury. They should have simply employed a...

Letter:  Welby-wokery and Weddings

Letter: Welby-wokery and Weddings

Letter to the Editor Welby-wokery and Weddings Dear Editor, Your recent correspondent suggested that the latest ‘Welby-wokery’ emanating from General Synod has eliminated the ordination of women, as the Church of England does not officially know what a woman is. More...

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The Queen’s Faith in Her Own Words

The Queen’s Faith in Her Own Words

The Queen’s Faith – in Her Own Words Its formal name was ‘Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech’. To the royal household, it was known as the QXB – the Queen’s Christmas broadcast. Queen Elizabeth II spoke about the significance of Christmas to more people than anyone...

Anglican Futures: A Cure for the Lambeth Hangover?

Anglican Futures: A Cure for the Lambeth Hangover?

Anglican Futures Commentary A Cure for the Lambeth Hangover? As the bishops of the Anglican Communion disembark from their flights and return to their dioceses, there is a danger that some will rub their eyes, and realise that however great the party was, there has...

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