Church replaces Edward Colston stained glass window … with Jesus in a migrant boat

Among them is one that “portrays the current refugee crisis, and Jesus as a child refugee fleeing to Egypt”, Ms Swift, a Bristol-based junior doctor, said in her artist’s statement. “Jesus is depicted as multiple ethnicities to counter the Anglo-centric narrative of ‘white Jesus’, and running water flows between the panels to center the designs … Read more

Desmond Tutu’s daughter ‘banned’ from attending Church of England funeral for marrying a woman

The daughter of the late Desmond Tutu has reportedly been barred from leading her godfather’s funeral by the Church of England because she is married to a woman. Mpho Toto Van Furth, a practicing Anglican priest in the United States, was asked to preside over the funeral of the late Martin Kenyon on Thursday in … Read more

Church of England bans Desmond Tutu’s daughter from funeral

T The daughter of the late Desmond Tutu has reportedly been barred from leading her godfather’s funeral by the English Church because she is married to a woman. Mpho Toto Van Furth, a practicing Anglican priest in the United States, was asked to preside over Martin Kenyon’s funeral on Thursday in Shropshire. In a statement … Read more

When did the Queen get married and when did she give birth to Charles?

T The Queen has been the longest reigning British monarch, and has been praised for her unparalleled dedication to royal duty during her more than 70 years on the throne. At the center of national life, Elizabeth II was Head of State, Head of the Armed Forces, Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Ruler of … Read more

Church leader remembers Queen Elizabeth’s last weekend engagement with her

“She was the life and soul of things. She would talk to me very personally about the time she spent there as a child, she would talk about her horses from the past, naming them from 40 years ago, the people’s names and places were so wonderful.” “For someone of her age, to remember her … Read more

The nation begins a period of mourning for its “rock” – the Queen

T The Queen will be commemorated with pomp and ceremony as the nation begins a period of mourning marking the death of its former king. Gun salutes will be fired in the capital and bells will ring across the country, as the English Church encourages churches, chapels and cathedrals to open prayer or a special … Read more

Archbishop offers to meet Sandy Toksvig after criticizing gay marriage

T The Archbishop of Canterbury called threats to LGBT people a “sin” and offered to meet comedian Sandy Toxvig for coffee after she criticized the Anglican Church’s stance on same-sex marriage. Justin Welby hit back at the TV presenter after she said LGBTI lives were “at stake” after the religious leader’s “fatal mistake” in reaffirming … Read more

Justin Welby urges fossil fuel companies to do more to help the poor

Lord Welby spent 11 years working in the oil industry, including the French Elf Aquitaine business and the defunct Enterprise Oil Company, focusing on West Africa and the North Sea. The major oil and gas companies made plentiful profits in the midst of the war in Ukraine and used them to launch multi-billion-pound share buybacks … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon is one of the most overlooked people by ‘attention seeker’, claims Liz Truss

A Conservative leadership candidate criticized Scotland’s first minister before ruling out a second independence referendum. Ms Truss, speaking at the hustings event in Exeter, recalled her upbringing in Paisley before saying: “I feel like the daughter of the union, I really think we’re family and we’re better together and I think the best thing to … Read more

Richard Seal, organist and choirmaster who introduced girls to cathedral choirs – obituary

Richard Seal, who died at the age of 86, was the cathedral’s music director who introduced the girls to the choir stalls in Salisbury in 1991. The move heralded a transformation of the Church of England’s music scene at the highest level, but it’s not easy to do so. In fact, it took another 23 … Read more