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 expressed concern that there would be no Church of England left as ageing members start to die out in the next few decades. He likened the Church of England to large companies that “perfectly and impeccably manage themselves into failure.” He suggested that not all Anglicans were fully aware of the scale of the crisis facing the Church of England.


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… Continue Reading


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… Continue Reading


Gay Marriage Approval Death Knell for Anglican Unity

Anglican Bishop Gene Robinson

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… Continue Reading


Methodist Church: Return to Church of England

Anglican Covenant Methodist President and Vice-President in addressing the General Synod today affirmed commitment to a covenant relationship with the Church of England. “We are prepared to be changed as a Church if that will serve the needs of the Kingdom.” The President and the Vice-President of the Methodist Conference addressed the Church of England’s… Continue Reading


Rowan Williams: Women Bishops and Gay Priests


The Archbishop of Canterbury warned yesterday that damaging infighting over women bishops and gay priests could result in a permanent split in the Anglican Communion. Dr Rowan Williams stressed that he did not “want or relish” the prospect of division. He called on the Church of England and Anglicans worldwide to step back from a… Continue Reading