Five days after one of Britain's great churches, London's Westminster
Abbey, was seen on television by millions as the site of a royal
wedding, the Church of England released statistics showing that weekly
attendance at its 43 cathedrals rose by 7 percent in 2010.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) When Prince William and Kate Middleton walk
down the aisle at Westminster Abbey on Friday (April 29), Britain's
unique and historic ties between church and state will be on full
Some here think -- even hope -- it could also be the last powerful
stroll for church and state in this increasingly secular country.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS/ENInews) A self-effacing multimillionaire has
become a local hero after buying a series of 17th-century religious
paintings and then donating them back to the Church of England in a bid
to help boost art tourism.
Canterbury, England, April 1 (ENInews)--A self-effacing multi-millionaire, Jonathan Ruffer, 59, has become a cultural icon here after buying a series of 17th century religious paintings from the Anglican church for 15 million pounds and then giving them back so they can remain on public display and potentially boost art tourism in parts of the rundown northeast of England.
LONDON (RNS/ENInews) More than 900 Anglicans formally expressed a desire
to convert to Catholicism at special services held at Westminster
Cathedral -- including the first Anglicans to join a new branch of the
Cambridge, England, March 9 (ENInews)--The sudden spread of "democratic liberation" in the Middle East means that a discussion needs to begin on whether secularism has a future in Middle East democracies, said historian Simon Schama in an 8 March lecture at Cambridge University.
London, February 10 (ENInews)--Indonesia has been urged to repeal its blasphemy laws and provide greater protection to religious minorities – including Christians and the Muslim Ahmadiyya sect - in order to safeguard its reputation as one of the world’s most progressive and tolerant Muslim-majority countries.
Canterbury, England, January 25 (ENInews)--After the Nazi slaughter of six million Jews during World War II, the world cried out "never again." But one of Britain’s best-known young rabbis, Jonathan Romain, of Maidenhead Synagogue in Kent, said that although it was a wonderful phrase, "never again" has proved tragically wrong.
Canterbury, England, January 19 (ENInews)--The re-election of Christina Rees, a strong supporter of women's ministries, to the Church of England's Archbishops' Council is a sign that the church's mainstream wants to move forward on the ordination of women as bishops, observers said.
London, January 14 (ENInews)--Three former Anglican bishops are to be ordained as Roman Catholic priests on Saturday, 15 January at Westminster Cathedral – the first bishops to join Rome under a new structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI for dissident Anglicans.
Canterbury, England 7 January (ENInews)--The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has urged all Anglicans and Christians from other denominations to stand with the Sudanese people as that country prepares for its historic referendum that starts on Sunday (9 January) and ends the following Saturday (15 January).
Edinburgh, 2 November (ENI)--Britain's National Secular Society has warned against undermining the teaching of evolution in Scottish schools after the setting up in Glasgow of a centre on "intelligent design", the idea that the universe is the result of a creative mind.
London, 20 September (ENI)--Pope Benedict XVI completed a successful State visit to England and Scotland despite opposition from secularists and those who accuse him of intransigence on the issue of child abuse by clergy, some media reports suggest.
London, 17 September (ENI)--Pope Benedict XVI, on a visit to Britain, has reached out to leaders of other faiths, saying the Roman Catholic Church wants to build bridges of friendship but also insists on the freedom for converts to practise their new religion.