There’s been a lot of nonsense written about what the statement from the Bishop of Leicester following the Second Reading in the Lords of the Same-Sex Marriage Bill actually means, chiefly down to the spin that the Telegraph put on …

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Unfortunately I don’t have time at the moment to do the serious analysis I did last year on the CofE attendance figures that have just been released. That said, a few observations from ten minutes spent in Excel. Average Sunday …

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In the name of the Bishop of Leicester, the House of Bishops has responded. I am grateful to the Secretary of State and her officials for the constructive way in which they have consulted with the Church on the issue …

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The Reverend Richard Coles (who we interviewed over at the Twurch last year) has written an opinion piece for the Independent responding to Cardinal O’Brien’s “rant” (come on, let’s be honest folks) in the Telegraph on Sunday. It’s an interesting …

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A very interesting statement from the soon to retire Bishop Tom Butler of Southwark popped up yesterday. Bishop Tom addressed the issue of whether parishes who took up the Pope’s offer might be able to walk away lock, stock and …

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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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