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Church of England to hold services to mark gender change

Dec 11, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The guidance says: 'The Church of England welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people, equally with all people, within the body of Christ'

CHANGING CHURCH. The Canterbury Church in Canterbury, Kent, England. Shutter Photo

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Nov 29, 2017 - 12:06 PM

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Meghan Markle to join Church of England, apply for British citizenship

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:35 AM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will be held in Windsor Castle in May

'BYE, AMERICA. Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee US actress Meghan Markle waves as she poses for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

2016 leaves world 'awash with fear' – Anglican leader

Dec 25, 2016 - 5:40 PM

UPDATED Archbishop Justin Welby: The end of 2016 finds us all in a different kind of world; one less predictable and certain which feels more awash with fear and division

In this file photo, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks during a national service of thanksgiving for the 90th birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London on June 10, 2016. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Church of England welcomes first openly gay bishop

Sep 03, 2016 - 11:46 PM

The bishop s sexuality is completely irrelevant says Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby leader of the world s Anglican faith

Archbishop of Canterbury wants UK to stay in EU

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:17 AM

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby the spiritual head of the Church of England and of the wider global Anglican Communion of 85 million Christians says he was in favor of building bridges not barriers

In this file photo, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks during a national service of thanksgiving for the 90th birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London on June 10, 2016. Photo by Ben Stansall/ Pool/ AFP

Church of England's first woman bishop gets to work

Mar 08, 2015 - 3:36 PM

Libby Lane born in 1966 is saxophone player with a taste for football who was appointed in December as the new bishop of Stockport a town outside Manchester in northwest England

In this file photo, Right Reverend Libby Lane (3rdL) poses for photographs with fellow clergy at York Minster after being consecrated as the 8th Bishop of Stockport during a service in York, Britain, 26 January 2015. Nigel Roddis/EPA

Church of England consecrates first female bishop

Jan 26, 2015 - 9:19 PM

Moderates hope the move will be the start of a new chapter for the Church but Libby Lane s appointment is strongly opposed by traditionalists

FIRST FEMALE BISHOP. The Reverend Libby Lane smiles during a service at York Minster in York, Britain, 26 January 2015, during which she will be consecrated as the 8th Bishop of Stockport.  EPA/Lynne Cameron/PA Wire UK AND IRELAND OUT

Church of England names first female bishop

Dec 17, 2014 - 9:35 AM

The Church is set to ordain a female priest as the new Bishop of Stockport a post that has been vacant since May reports say

Visitors to Westminster Abbey queue up outside Westminster Abbey in London, Britain, 07 May 2011. Andy Rain/EPA

Church of England approves women bishops in historic vote

Jul 15, 2014 - 7:43 AM

The decision reverses a previous shock rejection in 2012 and comes after intensive diplomacy by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

HISTORIC SESSION. Members of the Church of England's Synod attend the session which discussed and voted on the consecration of women bishops at the General Synod of Church of England meeting at The University of York, northern England, 14 July 2014. Nigel Roddis/EPA

Church of England to vote on allowing women bishops

Jul 14, 2014 - 10:30 AM

A yes vote by its governing body the General Synod could see the first women appointed to the Anglican Church s top jobs by the end of this year

IS THIS THEIR YEAR? In this file photo, a car sticker advocating female bishops is pictured outside Church House in central London on November 19, 2012. Carl Court/AFP

Church of England prepares to vote on women bishops

Jul 11, 2014 - 9:09 PM

Bishops vicars and ordinary members of the church are meeting at the start of a General Synod focused on Monday s vote over an issue which has split the church for at least half a century

UK couples say 'I do' as gay marriage becomes legal

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:03 AM

The gay marriage law is the final victory in a long battle stretching back to the decriminalization of homosexuality in England in 1967

Queen Elizabeth II to meet pope at Vatican in April

Feb 04, 2014 - 8:34 PM

It will be the first time that the queen who is head of the Church of England will be meeting Pope Francis since he was elected in March 2013

Church of England backs women bishops in principle

Nov 20, 2013 - 11:19 PM

The General Synod voted 378 to eight in favour of the move clearing the way for a vote next year which could bring the measure into Church legislation

Anglican church apologizes for sex abuse scandal

Jul 08, 2013 - 9:14 AM

We failed big time says a Church of England bishop about the sex scandal involving the church

The Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, England.

Church of England to allow gay bishops in civil partnerships

Jan 05, 2013 - 8:36 AM

The Church of England drops its opposition to gay clergymen in civil partnerships becoming bishops

Queen's chaplain says Church of England has racism problem

Dec 22, 2012 - 12:15 PM

Queen Elizabeth II s chaplain Reverend Rose Hudson Wilkin tipped to become one of Britain s first women bishops says on Saturday December 22 that the Church of England is struggling with institutional racism

HER MAJESTY. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) listens next to British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) during the Cabinet meeting inside No 10 Downing Street in central London December 18, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II attended a British Cabinet meeting on December 18. AFP PHOTO / POOL / JEREMY SELWYN

Church of England rejects women bishops

Nov 21, 2012 - 4:55 AM

The Church of England was in turmoil Tuesday November 20 after narrowly voting against the ordination of women bishops in a major setback for efforts to modernize the mother church of millions of Anglicans worldwide

Anglicans ordain Africa's first woman bishop

Nov 20, 2012 - 9:23 AM

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has ordained the first woman bishop on the African continent

Church of England set to vote on women bishops

Jul 07, 2012 - 11:38 AM

The Church of England is set to take a final vote on whether to ordain women bishops