Articles Page


Statement on the amalgamation of conservative Evangelical groups

Lee Gatiss releases a statement confirming the amalgation of Reform and the Fellowship of Word & Spirit into the Church Society


Visiting WCC, Archbishop of Canterbury speaks on “ecumenism of action”

Press release from the World Council of Churches following the archbishop of Canterbury's visit to Geneva


Election of bishops and archbishops in Nigeria

Church of Nigeria reports on the election of 7 bishops and 2 archbishops


Primate of Tanzania elected

Bishop Maimbo Mndolwa elected Archbishop of Tanzania


Statement from the Archbishop of Cape Town on the resignation of President Zuma

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba "one has an obligation to be accountable to all the citizens of the country rather than to the party to which one belongs"


The astonishing change in our social conversation

‘Sex’ is no consolation for the loss of free speech, and the capacity to test and discover the truth with each other.


Five Questions about Paul with Tom Wright

SPCK asks Tom Wright about his new study of the life of the Apostle Paul


How is your heart? Part 1

A seven part Lenten meditation from Archbishop Peter Jensen


GAFCON responds to AU comments on South Sudan

Andrew Gross responds to criticisms raised during episode 370 of Anglican Unscripted about its handling of the South Sudan consecration


Welby offers his hopes for GAFCON

A follow up question to the Archbishop of Canterbury about GAFCON, 8 Feb 2018


Failure to communicate - Cardinal Marx and gay blessings

Claims German cardinal gave his blessing to gay blessings were erroneous


Canterbury gives his blessings for CoE members to attend GAFCON

Through gritted teeth Justin Welby tells synod he is "keen to increase attendance at any event that encourages the flourishing of the whole of the Anglican Communion".


Episcopal Relief & Development Responds to Cholera Outbreak in Zambia

Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Zambia Anglican Council Outreach Programmes (ZACOP) to provide critical emergency support following a cholera outbreak in the Lusaka Province.


General Synod affirms dignity and humanity of people with Down’s Syndrome

The Church of England's General Synod has given unanimous backing to a call for people with Down's Syndrome to be welcomed, celebrated and treated with dignity and respect.

Coming to an Episcopal Church near you: the Vagina Monologues

Bishop of El Camino Real to take part in the performance of the Vagina Monologues to be held in a California church sanctuary


Homily on the Transfiguration

Experiencing the Glory of God by Gavin Ashenden


Gavin Ashenden on Prayer

A talk given at St Mark's Chester Square in London on prayer


Diocese of South Carolina Asks US Supreme Court for Review

Petition filed with supreme court over South Carolina Episcopal church property cases


Bishop of Chichester's speech to General Synod on safeguarding

"We must never privilege the institution of the church above the inviolable dignity of a human person, especially a vulnerable person."


Cats and dogs in heaven? Don't laugh

It may surprise you to learn which Christians believe that animals will inhabit the new earth


Tribal fighting erupts in Eastern Congo

Church leaders report clashes between farmers and pastoralists in the Ituri District of Orientale Province in the DRC


The heresies of Jayne Ozanne

Melvin Tinker underscores the Pelagian and Socianian errors of progressive commentator Jayne Ozanne


Episcopal Gender-Neutral Resolution Gains National Attention

Washington reaping the consequences of unwanted publicity over its God-gender resolutions


GAFCON responds to South Sudan consecration of woman bishop

Consecration of Elizabeth Awut was an anamoly, not a change in doctrine or discipline GAFCON reports


GAFCON chairman's February 2018 letter

Archbishop Okoh asks English evangelicals if they will act upon their convictions.


Bishops bash Enoch Powell

Press release from the Bishop of Wolverhampton


Australian church resolves ACNA complaint

Complaint against bishops of Sydney, Tasmania and NW Australian for laying hands on Andy Lines has been discontinued


Report from the ACNA House of Bishops meeting in Melbourne

Bishop Steve Breedlove reports on the January ACNA House of Bishops meeting


The Bridge over the River Chaos

Jules Gomes' address to the George Bell Group


Welby under assault from a new quarter

Let’s give Justin a break. He’s had a rough year.


Let your Ja's be Yes

The Daily Caller misquotes and defames Cardinal Marx


Church of Ireland rejects easing of Irish abortion laws

The Church of Ireland's two archbishops have said they cannot accept a govt proposal to allow unrestricted abortion during the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy.


Allegations of irregularities raised in South Sudan archbishop election

While the bishops and archbishops said they would honor the outcome, they were concerned the election had been “tainted” and did not bode well for the future unity of South Sudan’s largest church.


Last words

Allan Haley looks at the life of Jacques Monod, and the question of purpose and meaning in life


Homily for the Second Sunday before Lent

Gavin Ashenden's sermon, Animals to Angels, for Epiphany 5


Anti-Catholic bias in the Guardian?

George Conger argues the Guardian's recent forays into reporting on Irish Catholicism is "an example of agitprop, which fails the basic tests of sound journalism."


First woman bishop for GAFCON province

Elizabeth Awut consecrated as assistant bishop of Rumbek


Preserving Apostolic Faith and Life

Statement by the Church of England Evangelical Council on marriage and sex


Three cheers for the Church of England Evangelical Council's statement on marriage and sex

David Baker writes there reasons why evangelicals of whatever hue or shade should rejoice with the CEEC's statement on marriage


SE Asia breaks with Scottish Episcopal Church over gay marriage

Statement from the Synod of the Province of the Anglican Church in South East Asia – from the 2nd Meeting of its 6th Session in Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, from 29-31 January, 2018.


Pakistan to allow churches to arm

Licenses issued to 41 churches in Quetta for self-defense groups to mount armed guard during worship


Gay marriage and conscience clauses

It shouldn’t be a criminal or social offence to love God, love your neighbour and try to follow the Maker’s instructions.


Pemberton back in court

Priest denied license after gay marriage seeks redress from the Court of Appeal in London


Safeguarding Statement on George Bell

"Fresh information" received and will be investigated Safeguarding Team reports


Conservative Evangelicals reject transgender-lite liturgies

Comment by Reform on GS Misc 1178 Update on ‘Welcoming Transgender People’


DC Episcopalians Opt for Open Borders and Transgenderism, Eschew Gendered Pronouns for God

A trifecta of resolutions introduced and passed by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington’s annual convention confirm a further politicized and progressive direction


Homily for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany

George Conger presents the Gospel according to Johnny Mercer


Homily for Candlemass

The pre-eminence of the Spirit on the presentation of Christ 


The deception of Justin Welby

"The sordid saga has demonstrated that it is actually the Archbishop of Canterbury who has a ‘significant cloud’ over his name and office"


Bishops display an appalling lack of leadership in affirming transgenderism

Earlier this week, the House of Bishops announced that they would not prepare liturgy to mark a person’s ‘gender transition’ for the Church of England. 

Welby's will to power

Pride and ego, sanity and sanctity, in the saga of George Bell


First woman bishop for Brazil

The Rev. Canon Eleita Marinez Bassotto elected on the first ballot as bishop of the Diocese of the Amazon.


Bishops block transgender prayers

"Welcoming Transgender People" statement from the Church of England's House of Bishops


Welby refuses to back away from Bell slur

Statement from Archbishop Justin Welby on George Bell


From Doubt to Certainty: Luther's Transformation

A.S. Haley looks at Luther's path towards justification by faith alone by grace alone


TEC leaders urge review of church's response to sexual harassment

Our church must examine its history and come to a fuller understanding of how it has handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse through the years.


Homily for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Gavin Ashenden speaks about Jesus the "alchemist of hope" at the wedding at Cana


Former CSI moderator arrested for fraud

Govada Dyvasirvadam, Bishop in Krishna-Godavari, arrested today by officers of the Mangalagiri C.I.D. police


New archbishop for South Sudan

Justin Badi Arama, Bishop of Maridi, will succeed Daniel Deng Bul as Archbishop of Juba and Primate of South Sudan.


Nigerians under threat at home and abroad

Nigerian House of bishops warns of the threats driven by militant Islam.


CoE releases report on the future of England's cathedrals

"Recent failures of governance and management within a small number of cathedrals have highlighted vulnerabilities and weaknesses across the sector, many of which have a financial basis" report finds


ACNA elects two suffragan bishops for the Armed Forces

The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America has elected two suffragan bishops for the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy.


German Catholic bishop backs gay blessings

The Vice President of the German Catholic Bishops' Conference has called for a dialogue on blessing same-sex unions


Welby's criticism of George Bell "irresponsible and dangerous" say historians

(The text of a letter delivered to Lambeth Palace on 17 Jan 2018 written by seven leading historians of the 20th Century on the archbishop's criticisms of George Bell.)


Two street preachers interviewed for hate speech in Camberley, Surrey have all charges dropped

A Reading street preacher of 30 years (Dave Barker) and co-preacher (Stephen Wan) have had all charges dropped against them.


Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

God's Break-in to the human heart; the Lamb who was slain.


Princess Anne signs a slate for Truro

Princess Royal backs catheral's roof appeal campaign


How important is sex, asks Peter Jensen

GAFCON leader reflects on faith, sex and the public square


22-month conditional sentence for disgraced archdeacon

The former Archdeacon of Brandon, the Ven. Noah Njegovan, has been given a 22-month conditional sentence by a Manitoba court following his conviction for fraud.


Hiltz to step down in 2019

Pastoral letter from the Archbishop of Canada


Chuck Murphy dead

Bishop Philip Jones reports the passing of the Rt. Rev. Charles H. Murphy, III


Cambodia Anglicans Chart a New Path

The IRD's Jeff Walton reports from Phnom Pen


SEC vows to defy diocese and consecrate a bishop for Aberdeen

Preparations are underway for the consecration of the Rev Canon Anne Dyer as the new Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney.


Howl of outrage from SEC bishops over Aberdeen objections

Scottish Primus slaps down protests over appointment of Bishop of Aberdeen saying the diocese now has no say


Church pledges £24 million for nationwide new projects

An ambitious project aimed at opening new churches in deprived urban estates has been singled out for funding.


Affirmations and Resolutions

There is something about the gung-ho attitude of New Year's Resolutions, writes Gavin Ashenden, that always fails to convince me


Melbourne archbishop calls for talks on marriage divide

Dr Freier says it will take time for the consequences of Australia's same-sex marriage debate to be worked through