Ben Ryan Theos. 10 December 2019
In our post Churches, Minsters and Cathedrals, we considered the legal distinction between these designations of places of worship[ within the Church of England; this included a short review of the terms “greater/major church” and “festival church”. This was followed by 'Major Churches' and 'Festival Churches - 1'in which we gave further consideration to “Minsters” and examined the designation “Major Churches”; In this post was consider “Festival Churches”.
"“Major Churches” and “Festival Churches” – II" in Law & Religion UK, 9 December 2019
A manuscript written by Queen Elizabeth I has been discovered after lying unnoticed for more than a century. A literary historian from the University of East Anglia made the startling find in Lambeth Palace Library in London.
Rebecca Jones. BBC website 29 November 2019
Jonathan Fletcher’s former church to undertake lessons learnt review following spiritual abuse accusations – Christian Today
Thirtyone:eight has been commissioned by Emmanuel Church Wimbledon to carry out an independent lessons learnt review following complaints of spiritual abuse against its former pastor Jonathan Fletcher
Christian Today 6 December 2019
Christian Today 7 December 2019
With dragons, talking carrots, and even a surprise comeback for ET all vying for centre stage in the annual festive advertising bonanza, the Church of England is putting real-life stars at the heart of its campaign to invite more people to church this Christmas.
Church of England website. 8 December 2019
I have reached the stage in life where I seem to be going to an awful lot of funerals. Many close friends of my husband Gordon and I have died in recent years. Some have seemed to be in good health until suddenly they are not around anymore. Some, like Gordon’s brother, have died after struggling with failing health for many years. There is nothing like the passing of close friends, to make you think of your own mortality.
Olive Kuhrt. Grace & Truth Blog . 8 December 2019
Theos. 3 December 2019
Theos. 6 December 2019
Notícias da Semana do Anglican Communion News Service - 5 de diciembre de 2019
Noticias semanales de Anglican Communion News Service del 5 de diciembre de 2019
Infos hebdomadaire de l’Anglican Communion News Service – 5 décembre 2019
Painting, gardening, befriending – how can your church help to provide supported accommodation? – C of E
One Roof aim to provide welcoming homes, rather than hostels. They care deeply about their guests, combatting the ‘compassion fatigue’ experienced by many statutory housing services by working holistically with residents. They see the ‘whole journey’ of rebuilding someone’s life, with people often moving from their night shelter – the first multi-faith shelter in the country – into one of their supported homes, then into permanent accommodation.
Antony Lees-Smith. Church of England website. 21 November 2019
Hundreds of Christians gathered at the Namirembe Cathedral and Mackay Primary School on Sunday to commemorate World AIDS Day.
Snowmen and Christmas trees have been replaced by floral and beach themed designs to help children and families engage with Advent
The Dean of St John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong has been appointed as the Bishop-Coadjutor of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island.
Angola was officially inaugurated as a new Anglican Diocese, following 16 years as a missionary diocese and after 40 years of war.
New Bishop of Mauritius to be the Venerable Joseph Sténio André, currently Archdeacon of Mauritius. He will take over from Bishop Ernest
Anti gender-based violence campaigner Mandy Marshall is to become the new Director for Gender Justice for the Anglican Communion.
Harriet Sherwood. Guardian. 3 Decmeber 2019