Church of England

In defence of meddlesome priests

14 June 2022 11:55 pm

The British constitution is best understood as a dinner party. Imagine the key institutions of national life personified and sat…

The art of changing your mind

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Some years ago there was a study at Harvard that tried to find out what people did when they held…

How do we celebrate Easter in the shadow of war?

16 April 2022 9:00 am

This week has been Passiontide, which means lots of wonderful plainsong in the choir of Canterbury Cathedral as my predecessors…

Letters: In defence of the police

19 February 2022 9:00 am

A health-care disaster Sir: Kate Andrews’s piece on who really controls the NHS (‘Waiting game’, 12 February) gives us a…

Bring back communion wine

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Don’t deny me my communion wine

Letters: Unfair care costs will turn the red wall blue

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Take care Sir: Your editorial (‘Counting the costs’, 8 January) makes valid points regarding the funding of social care. The…

The churches must stay open

26 December 2021 6:00 pm

Hooray for Cardinal Vincent Nichols, who used the one day of the year when his pronouncements are amplified by the…

Why is Microsoft offended by ‘Mrs Thatcher’?

18 December 2021 9:00 am

The interregnum between incumbents is a well-known and often elongated process in the Church of England. I have recently witnessed…

Letters: The contentious issues of religious conversion

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Hard to reconcile Sir: Although not an Anglican, I appreciate Michael Nazir-Ali’s dilemma (‘A change of mind and heart’, 23…

The curious case of Boris and the bishops

27 October 2021 3:30 am

Back in July the wedding of Boris and Carrie at Westminster Cathedral prompted Steerpike’s diligent colleague Robert Peston to ask…

Why I left the Church of England: an interview with Michael Nazir-Ali

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Michael Nazir-Ali on his decision to join the Catholic church

Letters: Don’t let the parish perish

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Parish problems Sir: Emma Thompson draws attention to a serious problem in the Church of England (‘Power to the parish’,…

The Church Closers’ Charter must be torn up

25 September 2021 9:00 am

The demise of the Church’s heritage is not inevitable

Letters: In defence of GPs

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Out of practice Sir: GPs are not ‘hiding behind their telephones’ (Leading article, 4 September). In-person appointments are the core…

The fight for the future of the Church of England

4 September 2021 9:00 am

The fight for the future of the Church of England

Letters: How to save Cambridge’s reputation

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Save the parish Sir: The Revd Marcus Walker eloquently describes the crisis that has taken hold in the Church of…

Is this the last chance to save the Church of England?

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Is this the last chance to save the Church of England

The C of E’s misguided obsession with statues

15 May 2021 9:00 am

In the wake of a pandemic, why is the C of E obsessing about statues?

Should monuments to past Archbishops of Canterbury come down?

15 May 2021 9:00 am

This week, the Church of England issued its document ‘Contested Heritage in Cathedrals and Churches’. It is guidance for what…

Letters: China has peaked

15 May 2021 9:00 am

China has peaked Sir: Niall Ferguson makes some good points about the nature of Xi Jinping’s imperial aspirations but misses…

Letters: The C of E’s obsession with critical race theory

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Christian approach Sir: Dr Michael Nazir-Ali’s criticism of our report ‘From Lament to Action’ (‘Bad faith’, 1 May) was wide…

The C of E has fallen for anti-Christian theories of race

1 May 2021 9:00 am

The C of E has fallen for anti-Christian theories of race

The Church of England's new religion

22 April 2021 8:00 pm

This article first appeared in the 20 March edition of The Spectator.The Church of England report that was leaked to Douglas…

Letters: There’s nothing libertarian about vaccine passports

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Taking liberties Sir: I feel that Matthew Parris is absolutely wrong about liberty (‘The libertarian case for vaccine passports’, 10…

Letters: The inconsistencies of Mormonism

10 April 2021 9:00 am

A leap of faith Sir: I live not far from the ‘London Temple’ of the Church of Jesus Christ of…