Church of England

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the shifting meaning of ‘illegitimate’

16 April 2016 9:00 am

‘The Archbishop of Canterbury has discovered he is the illegitimate son of Sir Winston Churchill’s last private secretary,’ Charles Moore…

The price of a cathedral – and how deans pay it

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Deans are facing tough decisions to keep their beautiful buildings in good order

What conservative gay Christians want

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Conservative homosexual Christians want something more radical than marriage

What’s so dangerous about this book about the Church of England?

6 February 2016 9:00 am

The decline of the Church of England has been one of the most astonishing trends in modern Britain. The pews…

The Lord’s Prayer is no more offensive than Jeremy Clarkson or deodorant

12 December 2015 9:00 am

There was a time not so very long ago when the most common complaint about Christmas was that it had…

Letters: The Church of England should apologise for abuse accusations

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The C of E should apologise Sir: Peter Hitchens’s article on the allegations against the late Bishop Bell is a…

Fair, just, brave: George Bell, Bishop of Chichester 1929–1958

The Church of England’s shameful betrayal of bishop George Bell

7 November 2015 9:00 am

The Church of England has rushed to posthumously condemn one of the greatest men it has produced

Barometer: Where could Lewis Hamilton go and not wear a tie?

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Ties that bind Lewis Hamilton was ejected from the royal box at Wimbledon for not wearing a tie. Some places…

God’s management consultants: the Church of England turns to bankers for salvation

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Justin Welby wants the C of E to focus on growth – and he’s enlisting bankers to help

Charles Moore’s notes: The anti-EU camp need to be sure what No means

20 June 2015 9:00 am

It is natural to assume that, if a majority votes No in the referendum on Britain’s EU membership, we shall…

2067: the end of British Christianity

13 June 2015 9:00 am

England’s churches are in deep trouble

Allah, Zeus and the Church of England

21 March 2015 9:00 am

A ‘prominent liberal cleric’ in London has held an Islamic prayer service in his church, St John’s Waterloo. ‘We all…

I know just the vicar for my parish church. Pity he’s fictional

21 March 2015 9:00 am

I know just the man my parish church needs. Unfortunately he’s Catholic – and fictional

It takes a village (or six): the battle for rural churches

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Can England’s 10,000 rural churches survive?

Female bishops are very, very old news

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Female bishops The Reverend Libby Lane was ordained as Bishop of Stockport, the Church of England’s first female bishop. —…

Archbishop John Sentamu on why politicians are like men arguing at a urinal

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Archbishop John Sentamu is not scared to tell off politicians, across the spectrum

Spectator letters: Why we should subsidise weddings

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Let’s subsidise weddings Sir: Fraser Nelson (‘Marrying money’, 15 November) points out that marriages tend to last longer than cohabitations and…

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Conservative Anglicans’ emergency plan to escape women bishops

20 September 2014 9:00 am

To escape women bishops, Church of England conservatives are preparing a communion of their own

Spectator letters: How schools fail boys, Jonathan Croall answers Keith Baxter, and why atheists should love the C of E

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Why girls do better Sir: Isabel Hardman notes that girls now outperform boys at every level in education (‘The descent…

I’m scared to admit to being a Tory in today’s C of E

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Believe me, it’s not easy to be a Tory in today’s C of E

Why is the Church of England so obsessed with sex?

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Four bishops and a retired civil servant shut away in a palace, talking about human sexuality — it sounds like the…

Mugabe envy in Scotland

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Who owns Scotland? The people who most commonly ask this question believe that the land has been wrested from ordinary…

The death of Tory Anglicanism

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Women bishops, gay marriage, and the death of Tory Anglicanism

Richard Dawkins interview: 'I have a certain love for the Anglican tradition'

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Richard Dawkins shows off his human side

Dear Justin Welby – here’s how you can really take on Wonga

3 August 2013 9:00 am

I’ve been in the pulpit again, this time to salute the centenary of the death of Charles Norris Gray, a…