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Bishops join Lords’ resistance to Bill restricting public protest
CAMPAIGNERS have applauded bishops and peers who voted down government proposals to restrict public protest in the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (News, 17 September 2021, Comment, 1 April 2021).
In a nine-hour debate in the House o...
Smyth used Evangelical group to groom Winchester boys, review finds
THE former chairman of the Iwerne Trust, John Smyth QC, gained “unfettered access” to Winchester College from the early 1970s until 1982, which “allowed him to groom boys and created opportunities for abuse”, an independent review concludes.
Bishop warns of threat to the BBC in licence-fee review
THE reputation of the BBC as a world-class public broadcaster and creative leader should not be jeopardised in the review of the licence fee, the Bishop of Ripon, Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, said on Monday.
The Bishop, who chairs the Sandford St Martin ...
Follow the Duchy of Cornwall’s lead and create better housing, says Welby
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has praised a community housing development on Duchy of Cornwall land at Nansledan, in Newquay. The project was devised by Prince Charles, the Duke of Cornwall, to pioneer best housing practice.
A year ago, Archbishop ...
Communion is asked: Do you want to help choose the next Archbishop of Canterbury?
AN international consultation has begun to ask whether Anglicans from around the world should have a greater say in the choice of the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
The consultation, set up by the Archbishops’ Council on Friday, takes up a diocesa...