Whither the Church of England?

By David Goodhew Whither the Church of England (C of E)? The numbers make bleak reading, for the most part. Take the diocese of Bath and Wells. In 1990, around 34,000 people attended its churches on Sundays.... Read More...

Mission is not a Zero-sum Game

By George Sumner There is quite the row in the Church of England at present over the ambitious proposal called “Myriad” for the launching of 10,000 churches by 2030. One can detect amidst the heated debate p... Read More...

Learning from England: Lessons in Church Growth

By Jordan Hylden What makes a church grow? If the recent polling by Gallup is any indication, there are many church leaders asking that question these days who are not too sure of the answer. Since I was a teenager in youth group back in the late 1990s, ... Read More...

Behind the Scenes of Crown and Mitre

Faithful Witness: The Confidential Diaries of Alan Don, Chaplain to the King, the Archbishop and the Speaker, 1931-1946. Edited by Robert Beaken with a Foreword by Justin Welby. London: SPCK 2020. Pp. xxii +... Read More...

Church, We Need to Fundraise

By Zack Guiliano You may have noticed the Church of England is teetering toward financial crisis, amid broader declines. Sadly, this is nothing new, and only mirrors longstanding trends. Average Sunday at... Read More...

A Welcome Edition from Bray’s Fruitful Pen

Bray’s new edition draws together three main doctrinal handbooks of the 16th century, all more referenced than read by scholars and students alike: The Bishops’ Book (1537), The King’s Book (1543), and Bishop Bonner’s Book (1555).