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Guardian op-ed on consecration of the Rev Libby Lane

The Guardian writes a strong op-ed in support of the Rev Libby Lane, describing her consecration today as an indicator of a more progressive Church of England. They are less decisive about the upcoming consecration of Rev Philip North, describing him as a highly qualified Bishop but criticizing his opposition to women Bishops.

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Anglicans Online celebrate 20th anniversary

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Anglicans Online is celebrating their 20th anniversary, having been envisioned the day after Christmas in 1994 by Todd Maffin.

Maffin, then 24, was inspired to create the site when he couldn’t find any web pages for Anglican youth, and only four pages on Anglicanism in total.

A few days later, Maffin launched the first version of Anglicans Online.

The Internet Archive doesn’t have any earlier versions, but we can see the site in 1999:


Anglicans Online broke news in the Anglican Communion before anyone else […]

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Rowan Williams on Shakespeare, the Church

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The former archbishop of Canterbury announces an upcoming Shakespeare project, explains how he still finds inspiration in his writings, and reflects on the difficulties of being archbishop, in a short interview with Robert McCrum for the Guardian.

From the Guardian:

Did he find Shakespeare any guide to being archbishop? “There’s plenty in Shakespeare,” he replies, “about the gulf between the robes and the reality. That’s helpful. And also the sense of paying attention to words. I’m glad I’d done some acting: […]

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