Tags: Church of England
Posted: Thu, 03 Aug 2017
The National Secular Society's Executive Director, Keith Porteous Wood, has criticised Church of England leaders for their record on gay rights after they spoke out on the subject.
Posted: Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The head of the Church of England, Justin Welby, has admitted that the Church "concealed" evidence of child abuse by a former bishop and failed to help his victims.
Posted: Tue, 16 May 2017
Following concerns raised by the National Secular Society, the UK spending watchdog has concluded that "improvements" were needed in the process the Government used to award vast sums of public money for cathedral repairs.
Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2017
Pupils from Muslim backgrounds outnumber those from Christian families in more than 30 Church of England faith schools, according to a report in the Times.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2017
The National Secular Society has urged the Government to allow the Church of England to find its own level of sustainability, in a response to a Government-led review.
Posted: Thu, 17 Nov 2016
The National Audit Office has been asked to scrutinise the significant sums of public money that the Government has handed out to wealthy religious organisations.
Posted: Tue, 15 Nov 2016
A Church of England multi-academy trust is set to close the only non-faith school under its control.
Posted: Tue, 08 Nov 2016
A Church of England faith school in Heysham is considering changing its admissions policy to require parents to attend church for a much longer period to help secure a school place for their child.
Posted: Tue, 18 Oct 2016
The Church of England is considering steps to abandon its current national obligations by lifting the requirement to hold regular services.
Posted: Tue, 09 Aug 2016
The National Secular Society has criticised the latest wave of taxpayer funding for cathedrals, after the Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced £14.5 million for repairs.
Posted: Thu, 14 Jul 2016
An independent review into Kendall house, a children's home run by the Church of England, has reported "harrowing" findings where girls were sedated and abused.
Posted: Mon, 11 Jul 2016
The Church of England is planning to bid for control of more than one quarter of the new free schools announced by the Government.
Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 2016
The NSS has written to the Department for Education over concerns that the Church of England is using academisation to strengthen its influence in schools – over the objections of school governors.
Church review into abusive Bishop refuses to explicitly consider bullying of victims in its Terms of Reference
Posted: Thu, 28 Apr 2016
A victim of clerical abuse has refused to give evidence to a Church review of the Bishop Peter Ball case, after it declined to explicitly mention intimidation of victims in its Terms of Reference.
Posted: Tue, 05 Apr 2016
The National Secular Society has called on the Regional Schools Commissioner for the North of England to oppose plans for a Church of England takeover of four Newcastle schools.
Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2016
The NSS has urged the Government to fix the date for the Easter public holiday – warning that religious consensus is likely to take decades and may even be impossible.
Posted: Wed, 16 Mar 2016
A report by Ian Elliott, an expert in child safeguarding, has found "repeated failures" by clergy and bishops in the Church of England to deal with reports by survivors of child abuse.
Posted: Wed, 09 Mar 2016
Four non-religious schools are to be merged with a CofE primary under a single academy trust controlled by the Church of England, in a move described as a "takeover".
Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2016
The National Secular Society has warned that the Church's inquiry into their handling of the Bishop Peter Ball sex abuse case could leave significant questions unanswered.
Welby says separation of church and state “would not be a disaster”, admits establishment has been abused
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that while he is opposed to the disestablishment of the Church of England, the separation of church and state would not be a disaster for the Anglican Church.