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Rachael Maskell is the National Officer of the trade union Unite, with responsibility for the Not for Profit Sector, which incorporates the Faith Workers Branch. She has worked for Unite for 13 years, being particularly recognized for her work on [...]

last chronicle

The race to be the first woman bishop in the British Isles – and so to put pressure on the General Synod of the Church of England – intensified today with the announcement of the candidature of the Very Revd [...]

Forward in Faith update

Forward in Faith and the Future The Forward in Faith Council, meeting last month at All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney, passed three resolutions of note, which we reproduce here in order that there be no confusion about the position [...]


What is the problem? Way back in 1995, it took no more than half an hour for the Synod of the Province of Southern Africa, under the encouragement of Abp Desmond Tutu, to pass the resolution providing for women bishops. [...]

letters to the editor

I.T.M.A. From Bishop Colin Buchanan I was unsurprised that my little assertion of provincial autonomy in Anglicanism in November elicited a series of would-be rebuttals in December, and I apologise for missing the chance to reply again in January. However, [...]

30 days

The Secrets of the Holy Grail by Maurice Gray A book that reveals ail the secrets of Christianity, the true origins of the Church. The secret of the Virgin Birth, the secret of the Resurrection, the hidden code in the [...]

touching place

Heath Chapel, Salop Heath takes some finding, but if you drive round the winding hedge-lined byroads NE of Ludlow for long enough, you will come to it eventually, on the slopes of Brown Clee Hill, above Corve Dale. The building [...]


All must have prizes Tom Sutcliffe fulminates against the demotic influence of reality television on serious artistic productions Nothing wrong with incentives. Fear of (or hope for) what might happen to one in the after-life may still be a motivating [...]


Should I stay or should I go now? As many consider whether or not they have a future within the CofE, Ed Tomlinson reminds us that our decisions must be based on solid doctrinal reasons rather than personal anxieties Anglicanorum [...]

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton warns that if we tamper with God’s gift of episcopacy we risk losing the means of our salvation John Keble and the Tractarians were rooted deeply in continuity with the past and possessed a strong sense of the [...]

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