Lead, Church of England

By Christopher Wells and Mark Michael Officially, the Church of England is not first among equals of the Anglican Communion’s provinces, and the foundational texts of the Communion’s life and work carefully ... Read More...

Whither the Church of England?

By David Goodhew Whither the Church of England (C of E)? The numbers make bleak reading, for the most part. Take the diocese of Bath and Wells. In 1990, around 34,000 people attended its churches on Sundays.... Read More...

Mission is not a Zero-sum Game

By George Sumner There is quite the row in the Church of England at present over the ambitious proposal called “Myriad” for the launching of 10,000 churches by 2030. One can detect amidst the heated debate pre-existing factors of churchmanship and of the Fr... Read More...

Behind the Scenes of Crown and Mitre

Faithful Witness: The Confidential Diaries of Alan Don, Chaplain to the King, the Archbishop and the Speaker, 1931-1946. Edited by Robert Beaken with a Foreword by Justin Welby. London: SPCK 2020. Pp. xxii +... Read More...

Church, We Need to Fundraise

By Zack Guiliano You may have noticed the Church of England is teetering toward financial crisis, amid broader declines. Sadly, this is nothing new, and only mirrors longstanding trends. Average Sunday attendance dropped 20 percent from 2009-2019, though... Read More...

A Welcome Edition from Bray’s Fruitful Pen

Bray’s new edition draws together three main doctrinal handbooks of the 16th century, all more referenced than read by scholars and students alike: The Bishops’ Book (1537), The King’s Book (1543), and Bishop Bonner’s Book (1555).