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CEEC Calls for Action

CEEC Calls for Action  Offers the Church of England a Better Way Forward After failing to provide a quick substantive answer to the Blessings Proposals  by the House of Bishops, the CEEC has responded in a very clear way in stating its opposition to what has been...

Thomas Cromwell: The Man Behind the Curtain

Thomas Cromwell The Man Behind the Curtain By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins So many “Thomases” in the 16th century, it’s hard to keep them straight! Thomas Cromwell was beheaded July 28, 1540 by order of King Henry VIII for the crime of treason and heresy, but his real...

New Bishop for Complementarian Churches Consecrated

New Bishop for Complementarian Churches Consecrated The Revd Rob Munro was consecrated as Bishop of Ebbsfleet on Thursday 2 February in a service at Canterbury Cathedral.   In keeping with the complementarian understanding of ministry, Bishop Munro was consecrated to...

Hypocrisy of Authoritarian Bishops

The Hypocrisy of Authoritarian Bishops  Part 2 By the Revd Dr Lee Gatiss Sophistry I wonder if the bishops who wrote this report did so with a straight face? They tell us that church blessings are not pronouncements, and approval cannot be inferred from them. They...

South Sudan Primate Welcomes Church Leaders but Remains Firm on Biblical Marriage

South Sudan Primate Welcomes Church Leaders but Remains Firm on Biblical Marriage The Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, the Revd Dr Iain Greenshields, visited South Sudan in the first weekend of February to participate in...

Welby Chooses Disestablishment Over Global Breakup

Welby Chooses Disestablishment over Global Breakup Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has indicated that he prizes the unity of the global Anglican Communion over the continued established status of the Church of England, in surprising comments that were reported...

Conservative Bishops Reaffirm Church’s Teaching on Marriage

Conservative Bishops Reaffirm Church's Teaching on Marriage Fourteen Bishops of the Church of England have published "a relatively short theological summary of the doctrine of marriage as the Church of England has received it, and how it relates particularly to...

Pilgrim’s Process: Trials & Challenges

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Trials and Challenges As we travel to our heavenly city we face trials and challenges that can feel like they are more than we will be able to bear. The sufferings of this present age are considerable. When we are alone...

New Bishop to the Archbishops Announced

New Bishop to the Archbishops Announced The Rt Revd David Urquhart has been announced as the new Bishop to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, succeeding Dr Emma Ineson who has been appointed Bishop of Kensington. In this role, he will work directly for both...

Proper Bishops, PLEASE by the Northern Churchman

Proper Bishops, Please by the Northern Churchman In their proposals on human sexuality, the College of Bishops have given the Church of England a managerial solution to theological and moral issues. They have sought a compromise detached from Scripture and doctrine,...

Orthodox Anglican Provinces Invited to Covenant Members of the Fellowship

Orthodox Anglican Provinces Invited to Covenant Members of the Fellowship Global South May Provide Alternative Episcopal Oversight By Paul Eddy The GSFA has recently invited orthodox provinces across the Communion to formally sign up as full Covenant Members of the...
Barnabas Aid Appeal for Democratic Republic of Congo

Barnabas Aid Appeal for Democratic Republic of Congo

Barnabas Aid Appeal A bomb explosion ripped through the congregation at a baptismal service last Sunday evening (15 January 2023). Just after the baptisms had been performed, and while a blind pastor was expounding some Bible verses, the improvised explosive device...

FEATURED

Hypocrisy of Authoritarian Bishops

Hypocrisy of Authoritarian Bishops

The Hypocrisy of Authoritarian Bishops  Part 2 By the Revd Dr Lee Gatiss Sophistry I wonder if the bishops who wrote this report did so with a straight face? They tell us that church blessings are not pronouncements, and approval cannot be inferred from them. They...

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Act of 1963

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Act of 1963

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Act of 1963 Persons Against Whom Proceedings May be Instituted. Proceedings under this Measure may be instituted against an archbishop, any diocesan bishop or any suffragan bishop commissioned by a diocesan bishop or any other bishop or a...

Editorial: The Rise of the BINO

Editorial: The Rise of the BINO

Editorial The Rise of the BINO Former evangelical and current Bishop of Oxford, Dr Steven Croft, has published a fifty-two-page essay in which he advocates change to Church of England doctrine and practice on marriage to allow same-sex weddings to be conducted. His...

GAFCON Primates Call Archbishop of Canterbury to Repentance

GAFCON Primates Call Archbishop of Canterbury to Repentance

GAFCON Primates Call Archbishop of Canterbury to Repentance Describes His Statements about New Dean as “Disingenuous if Not Duplicitous” The GAFCON Primates Council pulled no punches in their response to the appointment of David Monteith as Dean of Canterbury...

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here by the Rt Revd John Rodgers Part 2 from Bishop Rodgers Address to GAFCON 2008 2.     A Common Celebration of the Word and the Sacraments of the Gospel From the time of Cranmer until the 20th Century, Anglicans have had a common prayer book...

NATIONAL

New Bishop to the Archbishops Announced

New Bishop to the Archbishops Announced

New Bishop to the Archbishops Announced The Rt Revd David Urquhart has been announced as the new Bishop to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, succeeding Dr Emma Ineson who has been appointed Bishop of Kensington. In this role, he will work directly for both...

Archbishops Rebuke Sam Margrave

Archbishops Rebuke Sam Margrave

Archbishops Rebuke Sam Margrave The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a strong letter of rebuke to General Synod member Sam Margrave.  The Bishop of Coventry had earlier called on the police to investigate Mr Margrave for comments made on Twitter. In part...

INTERNATIONAL

Pilgrim’s Process: Tone, Voice, & Speech

Pilgrim’s Process: Tone, Voice, & Speech

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Many today are concerned about not just the content of what people say in the public arena, but also the way that whatever is spoken, is said. People can get offended as much by tone or manner, as content. The complex and...

Hypocrisy of Authoritarian Bishops

Hypocrisy of Authoritarian Bishops

Hypocrisy of Authoritarian Bishops By the Revd Dr Lee Gatiss Part 1 Like many clergy, over the weekend I read GS2289, the response of Church of England bishops to Living in Love and Faith. Let me confess honestly, that in my personal lived experience I am experiencing...

REVIEWS

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...

CHURCH OF ENGLAND

CEEC Calls for Action

CEEC Calls for Action

CEEC Calls for Action  Offers the Church of England a Better Way Forward After failing to provide a quick substantive answer to the Blessings Proposals  by the House of Bishops, the CEEC has responded in a very clear way in stating its opposition to what has been...

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Hypocrisy of Authoritarian Bishops

Hypocrisy of Authoritarian Bishops

The Hypocrisy of Authoritarian Bishops  Part 2 By the Revd Dr Lee Gatiss Sophistry I wonder if the bishops who wrote this report did so with a straight face? They tell us that church blessings are not pronouncements, and approval cannot be inferred from them. They...

Welby Chooses Disestablishment Over Global Breakup

Welby Chooses Disestablishment Over Global Breakup

Welby Chooses Disestablishment over Global Breakup Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has indicated that he prizes the unity of the global Anglican Communion over the continued established status of the Church of England, in surprising comments that were reported...

Conservative Bishops Reaffirm Church’s Teaching on Marriage

Conservative Bishops Reaffirm Church’s Teaching on Marriage

Conservative Bishops Reaffirm Church's Teaching on Marriage Fourteen Bishops of the Church of England have published "a relatively short theological summary of the doctrine of marriage as the Church of England has received it, and how it relates particularly to...

DEVOTIONALS

Talkative: What a Character by Revd Dr Peter Sanlon

Talkative: What a Character by Revd Dr Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Talkative—What a Character! Talkative was one of the characters Christian met on his journey to the Celestial City. Talkative - as his name suggests - loved to talk of Biblical matters. He declared, ‘What is so profitable,...

Pilgrim’s Process: Systematic Theology

Pilgrim’s Process: Systematic Theology

Pilgrim’s Process Systematic Theology By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon God has revealed himself and his plans for us, in the form of a narrative - the Bible story that runs from Genesis to Revelation. In order to keep us going as pilgrims on the way, we should seek to make...

Pilgrim’s Process, The Journey

Pilgrim’s Process, The Journey

Pilgrim’s Process  By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon The Journe ‘Blessed is the man     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he...

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...

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...

DOCTRINE

Gist of Bishops’ Pastoral Letter Regarding Same-Sex Blessings

Gist of Bishops’ Pastoral Letter Regarding Same-Sex Blessings

Gist of Bishops’ Pastoral Letter  New Prayers of Love and Faith We value and want to celebrate faithfulness in relationships. That is why we have drafted and asked the House of Bishops to further refine and commend a new resource to be used in churches, called Prayers...

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...

COLUMNIST

Northern Churchman: Awkward Questions Part 2

Northern Churchman: Awkward Questions Part 2

The Northern Churchman Awkward Questions - Part Two Here are more New Year musings on the key questions I would not wish to face, if advocating the acceptance of same-sex marriage in the Church. Last issue I queried whether the case for change had been unambiguously...

Collins:  The Protestantism of Elizabeth I

Collins: The Protestantism of Elizabeth I

Reformation Anglicanism By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins The Protestantism of Elizabeth I Twelve-year old Princess Elizabeth gave her stepmother, Katherine Parr, an extraordinary new year’s present December 30, 1545. It was a small book covered in blue silk that she...

Northern Churchman: Awkward Questions Part One

Northern Churchman: Awkward Questions Part One

Northern Churchman Awkward Questions - Part One Happy New Year! As 2023 dawns, it offers fresh opportunities to look forward, to dream dreams, and in Christ, to continually have hope. As we look at the year ahead, hope is tinged with realism; many are concerned about...

EDITORIALS

Editorial: Delusion & Judgment

Editorial: Delusion & Judgment

Editorial Delusion & Judgment When the Apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, he told them (and us) that before the coming of the lawless one that God would “send a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false in order that all may be condemned who...

Editorial: Luke 2:1-32

Editorial Luke 2:1 - 32 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own...

Editorial:  For the Sake of Ten

Editorial: For the Sake of Ten

Editorial For the Sake of Ten The turmoil caused by the Bishop of Oxford’s advocacy of teaching contrary to the Bible and Church of England doctrine has shown the undisguised contempt the progressive wing of the Church has for its standards. As this story has...

Editorial: The Rise of the BINO

Editorial: The Rise of the BINO

Editorial The Rise of the BINO Former evangelical and current Bishop of Oxford, Dr Steven Croft, has published a fifty-two-page essay in which he advocates change to Church of England doctrine and practice on marriage to allow same-sex weddings to be conducted. His...

Editorial: A Tautological Bishop?

Editorial: A Tautological Bishop?

Editorial A Tautological Bishop? In October, Dr Jo Bailey Wells, the current Bishop of Dorking in Guildford Diocese, was announced as the Anglican Communion’s first Bishop for Episcopal Ministry. Dr Bailey Wells, a former chaplain to Archbishop Justin Welby, will...

LETTERS

Letter:  Law & Politics

Letter: Law & Politics

Letter Law & Politics Dear Sir, The historian Robert Conquest posited a law about politics, that the simplest way to explain the behaviour of any bureaucratic organisation is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies. Can this 'law' explain the...

Letter:  Apology?

Letter: Apology?

Letter Apology? Dear Sir, The Bishop’s response to Lambeth has been published along with some responses, for example, Church Society and CEEC. There is much to criticise in the deplorable, blasphemous, verbose and vacuous Bishop’s paper. To pick up on one point which...

Letter: Solemn Times

Letter: Solemn Times

Letter Solemn Times   Dear Sir, It is always easier to provide negative feedback and to criticise, than to be positive. I therefore just wanted to say that I totally agree with the Editorial in your current issue (EC8122).  We are living in tremendously solemn...

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Letter: Bingo’s Ordination?

Letter: Bingo’s Ordination?

Letter Bingo’s Ordination? Dear Sir, The Church of England has been ordaining men for centuries, and since the 1990s has had legal authority to ordain women to the priesthood also. According to your recent report, the Revd Bingo Allison declared, "I’m not a man and...

Letter: What Does Bingo Represent?

Letter: What Does Bingo Represent?

Letter What Does Bingo Represent? Dear Editor, The much-heralded non-binary Rev. Bingo Allison has said, “I try to get involved in, not just in my religious work but outside it, with the local secular LGBT youth groups. One of the biggest things is just being a visual...

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Pilgrim’s Process: Trials & Challenges

Pilgrim’s Process: Trials & Challenges

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Trials and Challenges As we travel to our heavenly city we face trials and challenges that can feel like they are more than we will be able to bear. The sufferings of this present age are considerable. When we are alone...

New Bishop to the Archbishops Announced

New Bishop to the Archbishops Announced

New Bishop to the Archbishops Announced The Rt Revd David Urquhart has been announced as the new Bishop to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, succeeding Dr Emma Ineson who has been appointed Bishop of Kensington. In this role, he will work directly for both...

Archbishop Has Audience with Sandi

Archbishop Has Audience with Sandi

Archbishop has Audience with SandiWhat the Actress Said to the Bishop The Archbishop of Canterbury has had his promised 'coffee and chat' with TV personality and prominent lesbian campaigner Sandi Toksvig. This invitation by Lambeth Palace was issued in response to an...

Letter: Solemn Times

Letter: Solemn Times

Letter Solemn Times   Dear Sir, It is always easier to provide negative feedback and to criticise, than to be positive. I therefore just wanted to say that I totally agree with the Editorial in your current issue (EC8122).  We are living in tremendously solemn...

Letter:  Law & Politics

Letter: Law & Politics

Letter Law & Politics Dear Sir, The historian Robert Conquest posited a law about politics, that the simplest way to explain the behaviour of any bureaucratic organisation is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies. Can this 'law' explain the...

Letter:  Apology?

Letter: Apology?

Letter Apology? Dear Sir, The Bishop’s response to Lambeth has been published along with some responses, for example, Church Society and CEEC. There is much to criticise in the deplorable, blasphemous, verbose and vacuous Bishop’s paper. To pick up on one point which...

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CEEC Calls for Action

CEEC Calls for Action

CEEC Calls for Action  Offers the Church of England a Better Way Forward After failing to provide a quick substantive answer to the Blessings Proposals  by the House of Bishops, the CEEC has responded in a very clear way in stating its opposition to what has been...