Tag: Clergyman

Sunday Times on Justin Welby

There is a piece in the Sunday Times today (behind the pay-wall so no link) by Jonathan Wynne-Jones revealing that Justin Welby, the current Bishop of Durham, is the front-runner to replace Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury. The piece

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Leaks and Truth

News broke last night in the Guardian of a controversial memo written by Colin Slee, the late Dean of Southwark Cathedral and a member of the Crown Nominations Commission. The fraught divisions have been laid bare in the leak of

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Gender Recognition, Marriage Solemnisation and the Equality Bill

In case you missed it, the Government yesterday accepted an amendment that protects clergy from being sued for discrimination for refusing to marry a couple if they believe one of the spouses has had a gender transition. The text of

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A Landmark Ruling?

You may have spotted this piece in the Times yesterday on a Church of England Vicar sacked for being a swinger. A female vicar who told colleagues that she went on swinging holidays in the South of France and who

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Clergy to Quit if Dr John becomes Bishop

Wales Online is reporting the threat to resign of at least one senior clergyman in Bangor Diocese if Dr John becomes Bishop: A SENIOR clergyman has threatened to quit rather than work alongside the man who could become the UK’s

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