There is a very much travelled narrative in the UK that the Church is in a nosedive decline to marginalisation and irrelevance. The case for this is the falling church numbers in the Church of England and other mainstream churches.
Well I must admit to being absolutely gob-smacked this morning to hear that Rowan Williams had announced his resignation. There had been rumours for ages that he was going to resign this year – 10 years as Archbishop is a long time and an exhausting one.
Well they have finally announced that they are going to get married. I for one will be raising a cheer.Nor do I take the cynical view expressed on the today programme:
Many people in this country have been and will be affected by the Comprehensive Spending Review. Whether you are very against it or see it as a necessary burden it is good to understand and try and engage with what it means for us individually and corporately. I (and I am sure many others) have […]
Saw this on Bishop Alan’s blog. Operetta and Barack Obama. Great fun. Of course, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas were always meant to have a political twist in them.