Chelmsford to Cut 61 Clergy Posts by 2021

The Essex-based Church of England diocese plans to cut 22% of its stipendiary posts in the next year, responding to pandemic financial pressures, changes in central funding formulas, and large numbers of clergy retirements.

Sobering New Numbers

Statistics released Oct. 28 show a trend of declining attendance in the Church of England has not bottomed out.

Global Briefs for Feb. 22

Marriage decisions in New Zealand and Southern Africa • New archbishop for South East Asia • Reform and Renewal