The following statement has been issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury following the publication of a letter in the Daily Telegraph on 17 January from seven academic historians regarding the Bishop George Bell case. Continue reading
The following Communiqué was issued by the Anglican Communion office at the end of the Primates Meeting in Canterbury from 2nd to 6th October 2017. In addition, there is a video of the Press Conference that followed the meeting. A consideration of the issues raised will be addressed in a future post. Continue reading
As scheduled in the initial release of Synod papers, today the Church of England published the remaining material. However, in addition to the full circulation of papers and agenda for the July 2017 sessions in York, the Archbishops have used their legal powers to change the published schedule to include an urgent debate on the state of the nation. Entitled “After the General Election: a still small voice of calm” it will take place on the opening afternoon of Synod, Friday July 7. The Press Release and Details of the motion are reproduced below. Continue reading
On Thursday 18 May, the Church of England carried a link to a story in the Daily Mail which it summarized as: “Further speculative report that Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle could have a royal wedding at Westminster Abbey, despite being a divorcee. [The article] quotes a Westminster Abbey spokesman: ‘The Abbey follows the General Synod Ruling of 2002. Since then it has been possible for divorced people to be married in the Church of England’”.
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