Mayflower400: why the Puritans had to leave England

(Photo: BBC)On 16 September 1620, 102 passengers and 30 crew set sail on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England, heading for the New World.  Making the hazardous journey were the Pilgrim Fathers, a group of separatists who were dreaming of a new life, one in which they could live according to their religious beliefs without interference. ... Read more

Schools in England Are Now Required to Teach about Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

Schools in England Are Now Required to Teach about Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity All England schools will be required to teach an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, according to CBN News.The policy from the England Department of Education includes topics such as sexual orientation, gender identity and healthy relationships, which will be discussed at the high school level.... Read more

Abortions soar in England and Wales after introduction of DIY scheme

REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniThere has been a significant rise in abortions across England and Wales after the Government relaxed regulations so that women could end their pregnancies at home during the pandemic. Latest figures from the Department of Health and Social Care out today show that 109,836 abortions were performed for English and Welsh residents in the... Read more

Church of England reported to Charity Commission over abuse investigations

(Photo: Unsplash/Thomas Kelley)The Church of England has said it will "cooperate fully" after being reported to the Charity Commission over its investigations into abuse. A letter by Lord Carlile of Berriew QC and others says that the Church's handling of investigations into senior leaders has been "incompetent and injust".  The letter further alleges that the disciplinary... Read more

New commission established to address racism in Church of England

(Photo: Unsplash/Yulia Chinato)A commission has been established in the Church of England to implement "significant and structural" change on racial equality. The creation of the Archbishops' Racism Action Commission follows fresh scrutiny of racism in the Church of England following the death of George Floyd in the US. In recent weeks, the Church has apologised... Read more

Church of England holds minute’s silence to remember victims of racism

The Church of England observed a minute's silence during its national online service on Sunday as an act of lamentation over the racism experienced by the Windrush generation and other black and minority ethnic people in the Church and nation.The service was led by Father Andrew Moughtin-Mumby, Rector of St Peter's Church in Walworth, south east... Read more

Ties to slavery are a ‘source of shame’, says Church of England

Millions of Africans were shipped from places like this, the "House of Slaves" on Goree Island near Dakar, to a life of slavery in Brazil, the Caribbean and America.ReutersThe Church of England has apologised for the role of clergy in the transatlantic slave trade. It follows scrutiny into the ties some clergy had with slavery by... Read more

Churches in England open again for individual prayer

(Photo: Unsplash/Kyler Nixon)Churches in England are again opening their doors to the public for individual prayer after the Government eased lockdown restrictions for places of worship on Saturday. The latest guidance from the Government, released on Friday, permits individuals or members of the same household to enter into a church to pray on their own, while social... Read more

Abortions in England and Wales reach record high

(Photo: Unsplash/Janko Ferli)New Government figures reveal that abortions in England and Wales have reached an all time high, with thousands of pregnancies terminated last year on the grounds of disability alone.Statistics released today by the Department of Health and Social Care reveal 207,384 abortions for women resident in England and Wales in 2019, an increase of... Read more

Church of England must set its ‘house in order’ when it comes to racism

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that the Church of England must continue to repent and take action to address its own failings on racism. The call comes after weeks of Black Lives Matter protests around the world following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month. Archbishop Justin Welby said the extent of racism in... Read more

Dominic Cummings, Church of England bishops and righteous anger

Dominic Cummings is facing calls to resign over his lockdown travel(Photo: Reuters)What lies behind the drama that has somehow managed to envelope not only Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson, and Church of England bishops but even the front page of that sage political journal, the Daily Star?The answer is anger. There are many people right now... Read more