Church of England

Letters: The key to Scotland’s future

6 March 2021 9:00 am

The key to the Union Sir: ‘Love-bombing’ the Scottish electorate with supplemental spending in devolved areas (‘The break-up’, 27 February)…

Letters: Immunity passports are nothing to fear

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Nothing to fear Sir: Many of us await the day when we can travel abroad for much-anticipated holidays — but…

Letters: Immunity passports are nothing new

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Too many bishops Sir: As a former Anglican clergyman, I have been following your articles about the current state of…

A defence of the Church of England

13 February 2021 9:00 am

The Church of England is changing – for the better

Letters: How to repair the Church of England

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Save on bishops Sir: The Church of England is once again missing the point if its financial crisis will result…

Holy relic: what will be left of the Church of England after the pandemic?

6 February 2021 9:00 am

The Church of England as we know it is disappearing

The misguided priorities of church authorities

6 February 2021 9:00 am

The church authorities’ priorities are all wrong

The man behind Justin Welby

23 January 2021 9:00 am

The man behind the Archbishop

Why can’t Justin Welby praise a Tory?

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Justin Welby is having a holiday and people are unhappy about it. He plans, in May, to take a three-month…

My fears for the future of my church have been realised

18 July 2020 9:00 am

The only memorable argument I have ever heard in that tedious debate about whether Shakespeare was a Catholic came from…

Britain's choirs are facing oblivion

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Britain’s choirs are facing oblivion. Yet they’re also terrified of returning. One story explains why. Picture this innocent choral-society scene…

This could have been a great opportunity for the Church

20 June 2020 9:00 am

During these months of inertia, I confess to having on occasion made illicit trips to churches in the English countryside.…

Will churches open their doors as lockdown eases?

7 May 2020 12:57 am

The grumbling of high church clergy should now lessen a bit. They were complaining, in some cases furiously, about the…

God’s honest truth? Homosexuality is hardly mentioned in the Bible

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

The Bible’s message on same-sex relationships is open to dispute

Can a church blessing tame my unruly dog?

17 August 2019 9:00 am

The picture on the front of the Animal Blessing Service programme featured a dog, a cat, a rabbit, a goldfish,…

Dangly earrings, hugs and controversy: here comes the new Bishop of Dover

20 July 2019 9:00 am

East Kent is bracing itself. Its Church of England clergy are enjoying their last quiet months before Rose Hudson-Wilkin arrives…

Justin Welby: Catholic or Protestant – who cares?

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Justin Welby is working in Thomas Cranmer’s old study in Lambeth Palace, a room that looks as if it hasn’t…

The English clergy at their oddest – a compendium

29 September 2018 9:00 am

As the wordy title of this book and the name of its author suggest, this is a faux-archaic, fogeyish journey…

The Church of England must be robust with its snowflake congregants

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Sit the snowflakes down Sir: I was surprised to read Theo Hobson’s article about ‘snowflake’ Christians in the C of…

Why the sleepy old CoE is just a greedy, moneygrubbing property tycoon

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Holy smoke! The sleepy old Church of England is a greedy, money-grubbing property tycoon. This month, it emerged that since…

Letters: No, the Church of England is not planning an evangelical takeover

6 January 2018 9:00 am

A church for all people Sir: I enjoyed reading Ysenda Maxtone Graham’s account of debates in the Church of England…

Mission impossible? The C of E’s attempt to woo new members

16 December 2017 9:00 am

If you work for the Church of England in any capacity, from Archbishop of Canterbury to parish flower-arranger, how do…

Is a Princess Meghan really such good news?

2 December 2017 9:00 am

‘The thing is,’ said my friend, after the broadcast of the engagement interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, ‘you…

In praise of Advent

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The first Sunday of Advent is 27 November this year. For those of us who prefer Advent services to Christmas…

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the shifting meaning of ‘illegitimate’

16 April 2016 9:00 am

‘The Archbishop of Canterbury has discovered he is the illegitimate son of Sir Winston Churchill’s last private secretary,’ Charles Moore…