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“In deepest sorrow”: Anne Atkins writes to William Taylor about the Fletcher affair

7th April 2021 The Revd. William Taylorc/o St Helen’s ChurchBishopsgateLondon Dear William,I was deeply shocked and saddened by your announcement on Palm Sunday. Your apologies on...

Fletcher report unlikely to harm conservative evangelical insiders

The controversy involving the Rev William Taylor, Rector of St Helen’s Bishopsgate in the City of London, spotlights the question of how coherent the inside strategy of...

A public letter to William Taylor of St Helen’s in light of his Easter Sunday apology over his remarks on the Fletcher affair

On 23 March, 2021, Emmanuel Church Wimbledon released the report of a review they’d commissioned from safeguarding charity 31:8. The 146-page report examined both...

Letter to the editor of Evangelicals Now on the bullying and anti-Semitism claims lodged against the Church Society

Dear Editor, We were surprised to find a letter from Church Society about our grievances in last month’s edition of Evangelicals Now.  These are...

GAFCON pressed from all sides

'The deadly ‘virus’ of homosexuality has infiltrated the ACNA’ he alleged, and this had ‘serious implications’ for Archbishop Foley Beach’s leadership of GAFCON (the...

The Patronage Legacy of Jonathan Fletcher

One of the telling observations in the recent thirtyone:eight report into Jonathan Fletcher is the way he was allowed to take a key, even...

Could indictments flow from tomorrow’s report on Jonathan Fletcher?

With the lessons learned review into the Jonathan Fletcher abuse scandal due to go public tomorrow, this question comes to the fore: what, if anything,...

What church statistics conceal

I’ve read with interest and appreciation a post from Living Church’s Covenant blog on “The Growth and Decline of the Anglican Church in North...

The spider in the center of the Evangelical web of the Church of England

The fact that the serial church abuser, Rev Jonathan Fletcher, was a founding trustee of the Proclamation Trust, the influential UK training provider for preachers, is...

Stephen Noll on the “Dear Gay Anglicans” flap: Come, let us confer: A call to the GAFCON leadership

Part 1 During the past week, there has been a flurry of statements by orthodox Anglican church leaders –accelerated and magnified, as per usual, by...

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