Tags: Church of England

Church blocks NHS job offer to clergyman over same-sex marriage

Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014

The first British clergyman to marry a same-sex partner has had a job offer as an NHS chaplain withdrawn after a Bishop revoked his permission to officiate. Read More »

CofE General Synod member Andrea Minichiello Williams urges Jamaica to keep law that criminalises homosexuality

Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2013

Church of England General Synod member, Andrea Minichiello Williams, has urged the Jamaican Government to keep the law that criminalises homosexuality and carries a potential penalty of ten years hard labour. Read More »

Equal marriage: Church’s submission “erroneous”, says lawyer

Posted: Tue, 26 Jun 2012

The Church of England's failure to distinguish between social, religious and legal institutions of marriage "confuses the issues" according to a legal opinion obtained by the National Secular Society about the Church's controversial response to the Government's consultation on equal marriage. The consultation has just closed. Read More »

We will pick up your VAT bill, Chancellor tells the Church

Posted: Fri, 18 May 2012

A concerted campaign by churches has led to the Chancellor agreeing to set aside £30 million per annum to compensate places of worship following the removal of the zero VAT rating concession for alterations to listed buildings announced in the budget. Read More »