Tag: Churches

Back to Church Sunday

From the Revd Peter Ould The edge of St Albans Diocese Canterbury Province Dear Church of England Media Team, I am delighted that you have produced a radio advert for Back to Church Sunday. Let’s pass over the fact that

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The State We’re In

Some profound wisdom this morning from Vic. —- Once upon a time there were some pointyheads (aka bishops) who realised that less people were coming to their churches and playing with them and God. They looked at the falling numbers

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Summary of today in the Lords

CCFON have the news. Three amendments tabled by Baroness O’Cathain were passed by the House of Lords tonight. The first amendment was voted through 216 votes to 178, the second was conceded by the Government and the third was voted

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Is the Government Backing Down on the Equality Bill?

Simon Sarmiento at Thinking Anglicans has highlighted the fact that the Government has tabled in the Lords an amendment to the Equality Bill which would essentially cave into the position held by the Church of England that churches must be

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Christians and Caesar – Engaging with Issues of Equality

I’ve not blogged a lot on the Equality Bill currently going through the UK Parliament, mainly because I haven’t had much to say. There’s also very good coverage on Thinking Anglicans (and very poor opinion in the comments) which is

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When God doesn’t heal

A great piece by Brian Pengelly as I come back from a few days away. Recently I was asked to speak to a gathering of youth. The group was made up of youth from a variety of churches and denominations,

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