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We Wish You a Merry Saturnalia: Northern Churchman

We Wish You a Merry Saturnalia? The Northern Churchman There is a familiar feel to this time of year. The Christmas advertising on television, the darker evenings, the Carol Services – and the inevitable scoffers who call the Christmas story a myth. Not ‘Once in Royal...

Mark Pickles: The Story of Two Trampolines

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism By the Revd Dr Mark Pickles The Story of the Two Trampolines:  A passage that is frequently referred to during times of great revival is Isaiah 64:1-3:  “Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your...

Ten Thousand Bibles for London’s Children

TBS Auxiliary Meets Ten Thousand Bibles For London’s Children The Greater London Auxiliary of the Trinitarian Bible Society was delighted to report at its Annual Meeting held on 15 November that over 10,000 Bibles have been distributed to London schools since the...

Good News for Egypt’s Christians

Barnabas Fund Reports Good News for Egypt’s Christians The government of Egypt licensed 125 churches and church-affiliated buildings on 14 November. It is the 24th batch of approvals made since the government committee overseeing the licensing process started work in...

Church Society’s Response to MP Ben Bradshaw

Church Society’s Response to MP Ben Bradshaw In the aftermath of Desmond Tutu’s daughter being refused permission to preside at a funeral in a Church of England parish, Labour MP Ben Bradshaw told The Guardian that the “C of E must move swiftly to welcome lesbian...

Collins: Who’s Your Righteousness?

Who’s Your Righteousness? By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins Who’s your righteousness? "The Lord our Righteousness" was the sermon preached March 20, 1757 at St. Mary's Church in Oxford. It offended nearly everyone that day and William Romaine was invited to never preach...

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: Joy to the World Cup

Editorial Joy to the World Cup The result of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is already in. And it appears the Church of England has lost. The latest advice from the Church of England’s Support Hub is for parishes to consider the timing of Christmas Carol Services to avoid...

Symes to Step Down from Anglican Mainstream Leadership

Symes to Step Down from Anglican Mainstream Leadership By Chris Sugden Andrew Symes is to stand down as Executive Secretary of Anglican Mainstream on January 1, 2023, after nearly ten years in post. Rev Symes, 56, who had earlier served with Crosslinks in South...

Retired Bishop Given Life Suspension

Retired Bishop Given Life Suspension By George Conger The former Bishop of Ramsbury has been suspended for life from the ordained ministry after he admitted to having sexually abused two women. The Daily Mail reported the Rt Rev. Peter Hullah had been the subject of...
Ten Thousand Bibles for London’s Children

Ten Thousand Bibles for London’s Children

TBS Auxiliary Meets Ten Thousand Bibles For London’s Children The Greater London Auxiliary of the Trinitarian Bible Society was delighted to report at its Annual Meeting held on 15 November that over 10,000 Bibles have been distributed to London schools since the...

The Death of Bishop John Rodgers

Death of Bishop John Rodgers A Personal Reflection By the Very Revd Dr Paul Zahl Bishop John Rodgers died on the 23rd of November in Pittsburgh. He was 92 years of age. His wife of 61 years, Blanche, died in 2020. John was a mighty man of God.  He never wavered,...

Contending with Lamb-like Gentleness and Lion-like Courage by Mark Pickles

Contending with Lamb-like Gentleness and Lion-like Courage by Mark Pickles

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism By the Revd Dr Mark Pickles Contending with Lamb-like Gentleness and Lion-like Courage  John Piper writes:  “Life is war. That’s not all it is. But it is always that...very few people think that we are in a war that is greater than World War...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Interview with Archbishop Tito Zavala

Interview with Archbishop Tito Zavala

Interview with Archbishop Tito Zavala of Chile Vice-Chairman of Global South Fellowship of Anglican Churches The Vice-Chairman of the Global South Fellowship of Anglican Churches, the Rt Revd Tito Zavala, Archbishop of the Province of Chile, remained in the British...

Bishop of the Arctic on Lambeth 2022

Bishop of the Arctic on Lambeth 2022

Bishop of the Arctic on Lambeth 2022 David Parsons, the Bishop of the Arctic in the Anglican Church in Canada was one of the few Canadian bishops to not support the revisionist line at Lambeth 2022. Despite struggling with a bout of Covid contracted after his arrival...

Birthday of Anglicanism in America

Birthday of Anglicanism in America

Birthday of Anglicanism in America By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins June 16, 1607 was the birthday of Anglicanism in America. On this day Captain John Smith and 104 others celebrated the Lord’s Supper when they arrived safely in Jamestown, Virginia. Jamestown was the...

Prayers for Archbishop Mbanda

Prayers for Archbishop Mbanda

Letter to the Editor Prayers for Archbishop Mbanda Dear Editor, Thoughts and prayers to Archbishop Laurent Mbanda, the Primate of Rwanda. For his support of the UK Government’s immigration policy he has been branded ‘immoral’ by the House of Bishops, led by Archbishop...

US Supreme Court Overrules Roe vs Wade

US Supreme Court Overrules Roe vs Wade

US Supreme Court Overrules Roe vs Wade As expected, the US Supreme Court overruled the 1973 Roe vs Wade decision. The 6-3 ruling was announced on Friday 24 June.  Rather than completely banning abortion in the US, the ruling puts the responsibility for abortion...

Letter from Kyiv after 100 Days of War

Letter from Kyiv after 100 Days of War

Letter from Kyiv Churchwarden from Christ Church Gives Update after 100 Days of War By Christina Laschenko, Church Warden Warmest greetings from the war-torn Kyiv. Today we mark a horrible date: 100 days of the Russian-Ukrainian war. For 100 days now the people of...

What Hath Harvard Divinity School Wrought?

What Hath Harvard Divinity School Wrought?

What Hath Harvard Divinity School Wrought? Concerns about the calibre of training at seminaries is nothing new.  However, if you missed the stories about the recent graduation at Harvard Divinity School in the United States, you missed confirmation that at least one...

Her Majesty’s Coronation Oath

Her Majesty’s Coronation Oath

  Madam, is your Majesty willing to take the Oath? And the Queen answering, I am willing, The Archbishop shall minister these questions; and the Queen, having a book in her hands, shall answer each question severally as follows: Archbishop: Will you solemnly...

GAFCON IV Plans Taking Shape

GAFCON IV Plans Taking Shape

GAFCON IV Plans Taking Shape Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda in April 2023 Preparations are being made for the next GAFCON gathering in 2023.  The General Secretary of GAFCON, Archbishop Ben Kwashi announced the theme as, “To Whom Shall We Go?”   GAFCON IV will take place...

Talking Jesus Research Results

Talking Jesus Research Results

Talking Jesus Research Results A consortium of Christian ministries joined together to commission a poll amongst people in the UK about their understanding on various topics related to the Christian faith.  The ministries involved were; Alpha, the Evangelical...

A First-Hand Account from Ukraine

A First-Hand Account from Ukraine

A First-Hand Account from Ukraine By the Rt Revd Josep Rosello Ferrer The Church without Walls Things happen faster than we can conceive in our world. Decisions must be made in a heartbeat. It was such an event that prompted me to travel to Hungary and Ukraine. I was...