Church of England Ageing Congregations

Will ageing congregations be the death of the Anglican Church of England? Some in its midst fear the answer to that question is yes. Anglican Church of England Investment Fund Andreas Whittam Smith, the overseer of the Church of England Investment Fund, told the General Synod yesterday that the Church of England was facing a “crisis” with its ageing demographic. He likened the Church of ...

Conservative Anglicans U.S. Propose England Clergy Swap

Conservative Anglicans in North America are inviting priests in the Church of England to take part in a clergy swap as a show of solidarity. Formed last year by conservative Anglicans who broke away from The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church in North America is proposing the swap in the wake of the consecration of TEC’s first partnered lesbian bishop last Saturday. ACNA said the ...

House of Lords vote to allow Civil Partnerships to take place in Church

House of Lords vote to allow Civil Partnerships to take place in Church
Article published:  March 3, 2010 Last night (2nd March 2010) the House of Lords voted to change the law on Civil Partnerships, allowing them to be performed in Churches and/or with religious language. The amendment, which was introduced by Lord Alli, an openly homosexual Peer, and backed by a number of liberal Bishops, effectively removes one of the final distinctions between Marriage and Civil Partnerships—introduced ...

Gay Marriage Approval Death Knell for Anglican Unity

Gay Marriage Approval Death Knell for Anglican Unity
Bishops in the US dealt a death blow to hopes for unity in the worldwide Anglican Church when they approved in principle services for same-sex partnerships. The decision will finally split the Communion between Bible-based conservative evangelicals and liberal modernisers. The bishops at the Episcopal General Convention voted by 104 to 30 to “collect and develop theological resources and liturgies” for blessing same-sex relationships, to ...