Saturday, 7 February 2004

British news

Richard Chartres has made news: Pay parents to raise children, says bishop.

Jonathan Petre reports that Women priests cost the Church £26m in payouts (the previous estimate was £23m). The money you understand does not go to the women priests but to those men who object so strongly that they resign.

The next meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council will be held in Britain, not America, says The Times in Church council thwarted by US security curbs.

The meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, which comprises 120 senior clergy including the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to be moved to Britain after America was deemed a “no-go area” for many members.
Such are the anti-terrorism regulations now enforced by US Customs - including the extensive vetting of travellers from Africa and the Middle East - that many organisations no longer consider America suitable for international conferences.
Matthew Davies, of the Anglican Communion [Office], said that the immigration and visa difficulties which some senior clergy were expected to experience had forced the Church to move the triennial meeting from North Carolina to Europe.
“The US regulations for foreign visitors have been getting more and more difficult and we just thought better of it,” he said. “You have to think twice about holding anything in America, because if it means that half your delegates from Africa can’t attend, whether they’re archbishops or not, then it’s just not worth having the meeting.”

And, finally, Vicar carpeted over revamp of historic church. This might sound unimportant, but the Church Times carried the story too, complete with pictures of the church and the carpet.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Saturday, 7 February 2004 at 5:17 PM GMT | TrackBack
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