Goddard Inquiry: Focus on CofE handling of abuse claims – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2016 in child abuse, Church of England, inquiries, news, victims by tracey

‘A public inquiry is to consider whether there was interference by the Church of England in the case of jailed former Bishop of Lewes Peter Ball.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2016

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Goddard inquiry to hold preliminary hearing on abuse linked to church – The Guardian

‘The Wednesday in an investigation into the track record of Anglican churches in England and Wales in preventing exploitation, dealing with perpetrators and helping survivors to overcome trauma and obtain justice.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2016

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Gay clergyman to appeal after losing discrimination claim – The Guardian

‘A gay clergyman who lost an employment tribunal against the Church of England has been given the right to appeal.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2016

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Call for fewer Church of England bishops in House of Lords – BBC News

‘The number of Church of England bishops who sit as peers in the House of Lords should be cut to make way for leaders of other faiths, a new report argues.’

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BBC News, 7th December 2015

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Church of England pays £35,000 to man abused by expert on canon law – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2015 in Church of England, clergy, compensation, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The Church of England has paid £35,000 in compensation and apologised to a survivor of clerical sexual abuse in the latest in a string of cases involving senior church figures. The diocese of London has also agreed to an independent review of how the church handled the allegations of abuse, which date back to the 1980s.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2015

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What’s all the fuss about the Lord’s prayer? Emma Fenelon – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 1st, 2015 in advertising, Church of England, equality, freedom of expression, news by tracey

‘“I find your lack of faith disturbing” (Darth Vader). Digital Cinema Media (DCM), the media agency that supplies adverts to 80% of UK cinemas caused consternation last week when it announced its refusal to show a 60-second advert by the Church of England encouraging people to pray. The ad would have been guaranteed a sizable audience had it been permitted to air as planned before the upcoming Star Wars: the Force Awakens, advance ticket sales for which have broken all known records.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st December 2015

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Lord’s Prayer: What are the rules on religious adverts? – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2015 in advertising, Church of England, codes of practice, news by sally

‘Leading UK cinemas are refusing to screen a Church of England commercial reciting the Lord’s Prayer. But what are the rules on religious advertising, asks Justin Parkinson.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2015

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Siblings of different faiths in high court row over mother’s funeral – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2015 in bereavement, burials and cremation, Church of England, families, Judaism, news by sally

‘A brother and sister who follow different faiths have gone to the high court to settle a dispute over how to conduct their mother’s funeral.’

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The Guardian, 6th November 2015

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Bishop Ball sex charges caution ‘wrong’ admits CPS – BBC News

‘A retired bishop who has admitted sex offences against young men, should have faced charges 22 years ago, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has admitted. The CPS said a caution given to Peter Ball in 1993 was wrong as there was sufficient evidence to prosecute.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2015

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Gay priest forced to wait for verdict in church discrimination tribunal – The Guardian

‘A clergyman who wed his partner in a same-sex marriage may have to wait until next year to find out whether a decision by the church to remove his right to officiate was discriminatory.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2015

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Archbishop of Canterbury promises sex abuse inquiry – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2015 in child abuse, Church of England, inquiries, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The Archbishop of Canterbury has promised to investigate sex abuse in the Church of England if the judge-led abuse inquiry does not look into it within six months.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2015

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First priest to marry same-sex partner sues church for discrimination – The Guardian

‘The first priest to marry his same-sex partner has begun a discrimination case against the Church of England over its withdrawal of his right to officiate as a priest following the union.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2015

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Cathedral sues NHS after worshipper tripped and injured foot – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2015 in Church of England, doctors, health, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Lawyers claim injury was much worse than it would have been with appropriate treatment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2015

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Hanley Broadheath ‘harassed’ vicar at Court of Appeal – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2015 in appeals, Church of England, clergy, employment, harassment, news, unfair dismissal by sally

‘A vicar who claimed he was the victim of four years of harassment has appeared at the Court of Appeal over whether he has the right to bring an action for unfair dismissal.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2015

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Who, what, why: What can and can’t you put on headstones? – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2014 in burials and cremation, Church of England, news, regulations by sally

‘A priest has allegedly asked a grieving family to remove a headstone from a churchyard because of an “inappropriate” inscription. But what is and isn’t allowed, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2014

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Church faces legal challenge after blocking job offer to married gay priest – The Guardian

‘The first priest to marry his same-sex partner is to issue a legal challenge to the Church of England after his offer of a job as an NHS chaplain was withdrawn when his bishop refused the necessary permission.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2014

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A bill to abolish chancel repair liability has been successfully introduced into the House of Lords – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 18th, 2014 in bills, Church of England, ecclesiastical law, parliament, repairs by tracey

‘The proposed legislation seeks to ‘end the liability of lay rectors for the repair of chancels’ – in other words abolishing the demands for landowners to fund repairs to their parish church.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th July 2014

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Women bishops vote welcomed by Archbishop of Canterbury – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2014 in Church of England, clergy, equality, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The Archbishop of Canterbury has welcomed the Church of England’s historic vote to allow women to become bishops.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2014

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Chancel repair liability: The ancient law that could hit house prices – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2014 in Church of England, ecclesiastical law, news, repairs by tracey

‘An ancient law which can force homeowners to pay for their local church’s repairs is blighting properties and depressing house sales, say campaigners. But what is chancel repair liability and what is the best way to deal with it?.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2014

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Women bishops law: Church asked to back fast-track scheme – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2014 in Church of England, equality, news, women by tracey

‘The general synod will be asked to approve plans later which could see the first woman bishop in the Church of England appointed by Christmas. It will be asked to fast-track the revision of the latest proposals and to cut the time given to individual dioceses to consider them. That could lead to a final vote in July and legislation in November.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2014

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