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Schools should no longer be required to hold Christian worship sessions, according to a former education secretary. Charles Clarke, who was in the post from 2002 until 2004 has called on the governme...

Ministers have rejected calls to sever ties between the Church of England and the state, saying antidisestablishmentarianism is official government policy. One Tory frontbencher told the House of Lor...

Applicants are being asked to submit ideas of helping the Church engage with the local community. The Diocese of Truro is inviting local Christians to take part in a 'Dragon's Den' type project. Appl...

The Bishop of Southwark has called on the government to end the fear of deportation for those who settled before 1971. There has been confusion this week after it was revealed that many who arrived i...

The Bishop of Huddersfield says everyone's over the moon that the town's football club has won promotion to the Premier League. Huddersfield Town beat Reading in their Championship play-off final at ...

The Bishop of Chelmsford has taken the opportunity to "publicly repent" of watching pornography, as he urged social media websites to tackle explicit material. Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell admitted to loo...

The Bishop of Newcastle has urged the Government to carry out a "substantial review" of benefit sanctions in light of a report published by the National Audit O The NAO report highlighted that the De...

An Anglican bishop is calling on MPs to sacrifice some of their principals and come together to find a solution for Brexit. Rt Rev Donald Allister of Peterborough is sitting in the House of Lords thi...

Rt Rev Mark Bryant, the Bishop of Jarrow, has said the Angel of the North plays a significant part in people's lives. The 66 feet steel angel presides over Gateshead and has been standing there 20 ye...

A bishop has claimed Northerners are being shut out of the clergy because of their "broad northern accents". The Rt Revd Philip North, Bishop of Burnley, claimed Church of England selection advisers ...

The Church is "abandoning" the poor as middle-class clergy don't want to move away from "trendy coffee shops", a bishop has claimed. Rt Rev Philip North said in a speech at the Christian conference N...

A Catholic bishop has expressed shame over the destruction of 13 Jewish graves in Belfast. According to local councillors, youths using hammers and blocks were behind the attack at the City Cemetery ...

The BBC's decision to axe its Head of Religion post "could not have come at a worse time", the Bishop of Manchester has said. Bosses at the corporation decided to get rid of the role in a bid to save...

A vicar and his curate, who had an adulterous affair, have resigned from their posts in the north east of England after they were suspended from public ministry Rev Rupert Kalus, of Lanchester and Bu...

A woman has been confirmed in The Church of England 92 years after she was first baptised. The Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev Philip North, confirmed Dorothy Hopwood from Helmshore in Lancashire - who was...

An Anglican bishop has criticised the advertising of a betting firm at a boxing event aimed at young people. Youtube stars KSI and Logan Paul will fight at Manchester Arena with millions expected to ...

The junior doctor's strike "shouldn't have come to this" according to a leading Church of England bishop. Rt Revd Nick Baines of Leeds told Premier there were "clashing ideologies" in the dispute. Ju...

The Government's refusal to set up an independent body to help plan for the long-term future of the NHS and adult social care has been branded "perfunctory and Criticising the lack of vision for the...

Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell has said it is not true that he suggested a vicar should leave the Church of England. John Parker, a clergyman in the Diocese of Chelmsford, recently left his position as a sc...

The Church of England has urged the Government not to let tax revenue concerns derail moves to restrict addictive betting machines. The Bishop of St Albans reiterated his support for lowering the max...