CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Alan Wilson, bishop of Buckingham, criticized the church’s stance of not recognizing same-sex marriage as “sheer cruelty” and “morally outrageous,” adding: ”Most gay people would be happier out, including bishops.”
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(RNS) The Rev. Sue Pinnington chose to spend her sabbatical exploring the roles of women bishops in hopes that she can bring back what she learned about leadership to members of the Church of England.
(RNS) The report shows that on average in 2012, 800,000 adults, or 2 percent of the adult population, attended church on Sunday. That’s down from 1.6 million Sunday worshippers in 1968.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Bats are making life unbearable for congregations by defecating on church worshippers from roofs as well as bell towers, according to a report to the Church Buildings Council of the Church of England.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) With little more than two months to go before Britain’s first same-sex marriage, the College of Bishops issued a statement saying that “no change” to the Church of England’s teaching on marriage is proposed or envisioned.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) On Jan. 25, worshippers at Canterbury Cathedral will hear the voices of 16 girls singing the music of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams — a first for the historic church.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England has been accused of “dumbing down” the baptism service following the introduction of an alternative liturgy in which parents and godparents need not repent of their “sins” or reject “the devil.”
(RNS) The General Synod, the Church of England’s governing body, is prepared to debate a controversial motion that would make clerical vestments optional.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The agreement to allow women bishops would end nearly two decades of bitter conflict, and represents a victory for the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who was appointed last year just as a similar measure was defeated by just six votes.