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October 30, 2011

The dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, has resigned saying his position "was becoming untenable" due to mounting criticism of the way the cathedral has responded to some 200 anti-capitalist protestors who've been camped outside since Oct. 16.

Dean Graeme Knowles, who made the...

October 26, 2011

The Rev. Giles Fraser has resigned as canon chancellor of St. Paul's Cathedral in London because senior clerics at the centuries-old religious institution allegedly support legal action to remove the Occupy London protestors who've camped outside since Oct. 16.

"It is with great regret...

July 11, 2011

The Church of England's Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) said it will consider selling its 3.8 million-pound (US$6 million) investment in News Corp. unless the media organization conducts a full and open inquiry into a phone hacking scandal.

The EIAG said in a statement that it...

June 20, 2011

The Church of England has issued a set of "legal guidelines" that pave the way for openly gay clergy to become bishops -- so long as they are and promise to remain celibate. Details of the internal report, titled "Choosing Bishops," were carried by Christian Today, an independent London-based...

June 16, 2011

Leaders of the Church of England and the Methodist Church have been urged to work more closely in the future in order to strengthen Christian unity.

A statement issued by the Church of England's communications office on June 16 said the Joint Implementation Commission (JIC) set up under...

May 4, 2011

Five days after one of Britain's great churches, London's Westminster Abbey, was seen on television by millions as the site of a royal wedding, the Church of England released statistics showing that weekly attendance at its 43 cathedrals rose by seven percent in 2010.

"Attendance at...

March 9, 2011

Bishops are out among shoppers and passers-by collecting their prayers on March 9 to mark Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent 2011. For the next 40 days, people across England have the opportunity to share with God their hopes and concerns, anonymously, in the form of a prayer posted at , a web-...

October 27, 2010

Two progressive Anglican groups, Inclusive Church and Modern Church, have joined together to campaign against the proposed Anglican Covenant, which they say is "an attempt by some leaders of the Anglican Communion to subordinate national churches to a centralized international authority, with...

August 15, 2010

Support for United Nations talks on biodiversity will be marked in Britain by the biggest nationwide peal of bells since celebrations to mark the eve of the third millennium, organizers say.

"Ringing the church bells is a great way for the wider community to be reminded and to celebrate...

May 24, 2010

With less than three weeks until England's opening match with the USA in South Africa, the Church of England has published three prayers for the World Cup: two for the teams, the hosts and the fans -- and one for those not interested. The prayers ask for blessings on all those involved, for...

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