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January 2019
News > Society

Church of England begins new services for transgender people

The Church of England has issued new pastoral guidance, creating baptismal-style services to welcome trans people into the Anglican faith. The guidance urges clergy to refer to transsexuals by their new name and suggests presenting them with gifts, such as a Bible inscribed in their chosen name, or a certificate. The guidance notes, ‘For…

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May 2018
News > Ethics

Ethics – CofE same-sex decision upheld

A gay clergyman, disciplined for violating Church of England (CofE) teaching on marriage, has lost his case at the Court of Appeal. Canon Jeremy Pemberton entered into a same-sex marriage in 2014, despite CofE rules not allowing clergy to do so. He had his licence as a priest revoked for this action, whereupon he began…

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April 2018
News > Society

Society – Widespread loneliness

Loneliness is the biggest issue across communities in the UK, research by Church Urban Fund and the Church of England has found. A survey carried out among 1,094 Anglican church leaders, conducted in September and October 2017, revealed that while churches have been instrumental in building communities and doing charitable work, the biggest challenge…

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January 2018
News > Church news

Church – Theses-style protest

Some evangelical Anglicans have used the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation to post a 95-theses-style complaint on the doors of five British cathedrals. The complaint called on the Church of England (CofE) to follow the Bible on LGBT issues, accusing the established church in the UK of ‘becoming corrupt’, as the…

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December 2017
News > Christmas

Christmas – Social media outreach

More than a million people are being reached every month by Christian churches on social media, figures published by the Church of England (CofE) have suggested. A year after the CofE adopted a new digital approach, with videos, podcasts, blogs and images, including prayers, across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin, these messages are reaching…

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