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September 07 2018 By dvirtue Church of England halves in fifteen years in 'unrelenting decline'

Allegiance has slipped from 16 per cent since the current Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, took up his post in 2013.

The British Social Attitudes survey said the loss of support has been worst among young people, with only one in 50 in the 18 to 24 age group identifying with the CofE.

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September 05 2018 By dvirtue Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon issues strong rebuke to peddlers of Anglican Communion "fake news"

He also dismissed allegations that the Anglican Communion had gone back on what the Primates requested at the end of their January 2016 meeting, when they agreed "consequences" on the US-based Episcopal Church over its decision to change its canons on marriage. "Everything asked for in the communique, has been done," he said.

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August 22 2018 By dvirtue UK: Cathedral Defends Plan to Show Graphic Sex, Human Sacrifice Films: 'It's Nothing God Hasn't Seen'

Steve Dunning, a church warden from within the diocese of Derby, was one of the voices to speak out against showing such material.

"I just think it isn't appropriate to show these films in a place of worship that is consecrated and hallowed, and therefore it compromises the spiritual integrity of the cathedral," Dunning said on Monday, according to BBC News.

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August 20 2018 By dvirtue Former bishop of Liverpool knew about child abuser 20 years before he was brought to justice

Earlier this month Grigg, now 84, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for 14 sex offences against victims as young as 10, though he was acquitted of the charge relating to this complainant.

At his sentencing Judge Jonathan Rose said Grigg had been the "beneficiary" of the Church's treatment of the complainant, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

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August 14 2018 By dvirtue Bishop Nazir-Ali calls for burka ban: Pakistani-born Church of England cleric voices support for outlawing veil in public

The cleric said a ban should also extend to areas where there were legitimate security and safety concerns, such as at airports or while driving a car. However, he said it was acceptable for women to wear face veils at home, while in the street and at prayer.

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August 14 2018 By dvirtue John Smyth dies -- just as the CPS gives police go-ahead for his extradition and prosecution

This brings to an end one aspect of a case that began in the 1970s/80s and has many unresolved questions to this day.

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August 09 2018 By dvirtue UK: Questions arising from the Independent Enquiry on Child Sex Abuse

This raises the following questions.

Where is the safeguarding for Lord Carey and others in leadership? Their position and responsibilities render them vulnerable to making mistakes, and to the desire of those who raise complaints to some form of redress. If a vulnerable woman is tricked or manipulated into inappropriate sex, is she at fault? If a church leader or minister is tricked or misled should not they receive similar understanding?

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Mark Bonney, the Dean of Ely explained.

"This weekend we will be proudly flying the rainbow flag in support of the first ever 'Pride in Ely' event.

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August 01 2018 By dvirtue Anglican diocese of Leeds in serious financial crisis

The diocese of Leeds has drawn up an action plan in an effort to tackle a £3m deficit. It has told staff that up to 14 people will lose their jobs, inviting them to apply for voluntary redundancy. It may also impose compulsory redundancies.

Its defined benefit pension scheme will close at the end of the year. It will reduce four pay scales to one, and evaluate jobs "to ensure the correct levels of pay" have been set.

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