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Letter to the Archbishops of the Church of England ahead of Primates’ Meeting

Over 100 Senior Anglicans, including the Dean of St Paul’s, have signed an open letter to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York calling on the Church of England to repent of its ‘second class citizen’ treatment of Christians over issues of sexuality. The letter, signed by a range of senior church figures including Cathedral Deans, retired bishops and well-known lay figures (including leading parliamentary figures and university academics), has been sent to the Archbishops ahead of a pivotal meeting of worldwide Anglican Leaders which begins in Canterbury on Monday.

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Opinions divide over York Pride

A storm was brewing over York Minster this weekend as a local vicar took to the airwaves to criticize his colleague, Canon Michael Smith, for blessing the York Pride march and festival on Saturday.

A day before the event, the Guardian reported that the Rev Melvin Tinker, of Hull, compared Smith’s actions to blessing serial adultery and pedophilia, and hearkened back to the days when homosexual expression was illegal in Britain.

Tinker accused Smith of “flaunting the scriptures under the banner of […]

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Archbishop of York calls for more minority ethnic vocations in CoE

From a Church of England Press Release:

“There is a greater need than ever for minority ethnic Anglicans to respond to God’s call to ministry and servant leadership – we need people who are equipped for cross cultural ministry in our increasingly diverse society,” Dr Sentamu said.

“We need more minority ethnic clergy as deacons, priests and bishops. We need ethnic diversity at all levels in the Church’s ministry. This booklet shows how crucial it is for our ongoing vocations work in […]

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Dividing a church to keep it together

Women And The Church (WATCH) has issued a statement on the upcoming consecration of The Rev. Philip North as Suffragan Bishop of Burnley and Provincial Episcopal Visitor (PEV) for the Province of York.

The group asks about the rationale of the decision by Archbishop Sentamu to preside but not ordain North, and the fact that while this ordination is supposed to hold the Church of England together, it does so at the expense of the unity of the Church that the office of Bishop […]

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