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CONGREGATIONS in parish churches are the main determinant of the success or failure of pioneer “mixed ecology” ministries, and the main source of frustration for ministers, suggests a new study. Mixed environmentalists, which is part of the Ministry Council’s Living Ministry study, is based on interviews a year ago with 17 clergy engaged in “mixed …

BUILDINGS, fear, “dabbling” in different spiritualities and the scandal of inappropriate training are among the obstacles to creating a Church of missionary discipleship, participants in a Church House webinar heard this week. One of the three “strategic priorities” for the Church of England in the 2020s – first defined for the General Synod last November …

AN EXHIBITION opened at Bath Abbey to explore the stories of colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade revealed by the Abbey’s memorials. The “Monuments, Empire and Slavery” exhibition, which opened on Monday and will run through September 4, focuses on the relationship between those commemorated at the Abbey, the city of Bath, the British Empire …

AUGUSTINE TANNER-IHM has been invited to take up his post at St James and Emmanuel’s Church, Didsbury, in the Diocese of Manchester, subject to obtaining a visa. Mr Tanner-Ihm, who is African American but has lived in the UK for nine years, won the Theology Slam 2020 competition, in which he spoke of being told …

LOTS of cake is an important part of keeping Messy Church running smoothly, suggests a two-year investigation into how to keep it running. The report, A journey of discovery, released last month, produced a list of “clear actions” churches should consider if they want messy churches to be “churches that make disciples and grow deeper …

Churches urged to respond to racism THE denial of institutional racism in the UK in the Race and Disparities Commission report (News, April 9) has “serious implications for the Church and its pursuit of racial justice both within the Church. and in society at large, ”the Racial Justice Advocacy Forum said this week. The forum, …

Inequalities in the historic endowment of Church of England dioceses – ranging from £ 1.76 per capita to £ 89 – cannot be fair, said Bishop of Sheffield, Dr Pete Wilcox. In July, the General Synod will be invited to call for legislative reform to promote greater equity. The motion – which will be “deliberately …

“I will use all my breath to speak out against racial injustice, saying that black lives matter,” said Archdeacon of Croydon, Ven. Dr Rosemarie Mallett, said during a service to mark the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd in police custody in the United States (News, June 5, 2020). Mr Floyd’s death on …

THE Archbishop of Canterbury is among Christian and other religious leaders who on Monday joined the heads of the world’s largest health and humanitarian organizations in urging governments to choose “vaccine nationalism or human solidarity.” Their joint statement says “the equitable distribution of vaccines is a humanitarian imperative” and repeats the message: “No one is …

Press release Mangaluru, May 19: The Department of Microbiology in association with the Red Cross Youth Unit, Collège Sainte-Agnès (Autonomous), here, organized an e-webinar on the YouTube platform entitled “All about COVID – Facts and fictions” on Wednesday May 19 at 6 p.m. The organizing committee was composed of Vidya Patali, head and head of …