Jonathan Fletcher and the CofE: here’s another fine mess

Reading the recent 'independent' report into the case of Jonathan Fletcher, one-time vicar of Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon (ECW), is enough to make you despair. And not only of the failings of the Church of England, the Diocese of Southwark and all the other mitred and robed 'usual suspects' involved. Nobody emerges from this disaster unscathed …

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Inter-racial crime: media double standards?

Here’s a thought, dear readers.  Imagine, if you will, the responses from the media, ‘social justice “warriors”’, left-wing politicians and all the usual suspects to the following news item: “Two White teens aged 14 and 16 years are now facing second-degree murder charges after allegedly setting on fire a 53-year old Black man in his …

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A lead-bishop for climate change: the CofE political party

Hot on the heels of its designation of St Mary-at-Lambeth as the first 'eco-church', our increasingly political Church leadership (I use the term loosely) has now updated one of its biggest relevance-chasing wheezes by appointing a new bishop for climate change: 'The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, has accepted the invitation of the Archbishop of …

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Eco-Church: just what we need to solve life’s problems in Lambeth

St Mary at Lambeth, next door to Lambeth Palace (red brick) For the latest lunacy emanating from the Church of England, look no further than this.  In today’s Times, the following headline announces: 'Eco church St Mary-at-Lambeth seeks shepherd and flock' Yes, you did read that correctly.  An old church (see old painting, above) close …

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Hate speech? LGBT+ intolerance or ‘good disagreement’?

Since the launch of the Church of England's Living in Love and Faith (LLF) 'resources' last month, we have seen yet more 'love and faith' emerging from the LGBT+ community. Instead of greeting the materials with any degree of positivity, we have seen outrage (surprise, surprise) and referrals to the police (yes, really). Jayne Ozanne, …

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