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Description: This document seeks to relate the teaching of marriage to the pastoral needs of people in the community, so that they might approach marriage with confidence. It is intended as a stimulus to commend marriage to all people in society and as a basis for teaching in churches.
Description: This discussion document came from a Working Party commissioned by the House of Bishops, under the chairmanship of the Bishop of Winchester. Published prior to July 2002, for discussion in the dioceses, its aim was to take the debate further.
Description: For Such a Time as This takes a radical look at the ministry of Deacons in the Church. It brings biblical, theological and ecumenical perspectives to bear on a ministry that many believe has not yet realised its full potential. Diakonia is reinterpreted in the light of recent biblical research as fundamental commissioning for ministry - one that expresses the essential nature of the whole Church a...
Description: The Eucharist - Sacrament of Unity sets out the teaching of the Church of England, within the Anglican Communion, on the Eucharist. It discusses the following questions: Why is it so important? How is Christ present? Is the Eucharist a sacrifice in any sense? Why do Anglicans offer eucharistic hospitality to members of other churches and expect to receive it from them? In 1998 the Roman Catholic B...
Description: A report from the Church of England on the ministry of healing. It offers an overview of the current state of this ministry, a look at how the ministry takes shape at local level, and a framework for the development of the healing ministry in the 21st century. There are answers to key questions, guidelines for good practice, and radical recommendations for improved effectiveness.
Description: This book provides theological foundations for Episcopal collegiality in the Church of England, the worldwide Anglican Communion, and the wider ecumenical scene.
Description: This work presents a consideration of the theological issues involved in the question of the ordination of women to the priesthood.
Description: In July 2000, the General Synod of the Church of England passed a motion asking the House of Bishops to initiate further theological study on the episcopate, focusing on the issues that need to be addressed in preparation for the debate on women in the episcopate in the Church of England. This report is the result of that reflection. The report sets out as clearly and objectively as possible the o...