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Church of England conclave nominations committee

Anglican Conclave to ‘sift’ all candidates for vacancies to see if they are ‘appropriate’

There is no doubt that the governance structure of the Church of England is labyrinthine, convoluted, inefficient and opaque. It's what comes of half a millennium of Catholic and Reformed Erastianism forged out of a millennium of Benedictine continental rule…
Milbank covid brexit judgment

Covid: God’s judgement upon Brexit?

"We have sown the Brexit wind, and now reap the Covid whirlwind", tweeted John Milbank ("Theologian, philosopher, poet, political theorist"). "Past generations would have seen divine judgement manifest here", he…
Nobody's Friends

Nobody knows Nobody’s Friends

People of a certain age might remember that the motorcycle patrolmen of the Automobile Association was once a common sight on British roads. Members sported badges on the fronts of…