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 Press releases

Church Society has a long tradition of speaking out from a clear biblical perspective on issues affecting both the Church of England and the nation. As part of this work the Society also issues occasional press releases which are always made available via our mailing list EVNEWS and can also be sent direct to representatives of the media.

Some related items can be found on the news page.

 

2014 Press Releases
Release date Title As PDF
12 February 2014 Lee Gatiss looks to Archbishop for credible action after positive words Statement re FCA

 

 

2013 Press Releases
Release date Title   As PDF
19 November 2013 Church Society prays for a mutually respectful way forward on women bishops Statement re FCA
29 May 2013 Church Society calls on House of Lords to put the brakes on Same Sex Marriage Bill Statement re FCA
09 January 2013 Civil Partnerships and Christian Leadership Statement re FCA

 

 

2012 Press Releases
Release date Title As PDF
09 November 2012 Women Bishops Measure - Church Society YouTube Appeal Statement re FCA
14 June 2012 Church Society Response to the Church of England Submission on Same-Sex Marriage Statement re FCA
19 March 2012 New Director of Church Society Statement re FCA

 

 

2011 Press Releases
Release date Title As PDF
11 October 2011 Marriage is an Exclusive Union of One Man and One Woman Statement re FCA
27 September 2011 Church Society at the Conservative Party Conference Statement re FCA
17 August 2011 Britian's sick society needs biblical standards Statement re FCA
12 April 2011 Statement from Church Society regarding the appointment of Nicholas Holtham as Bishop of Salisbury  
18 February 2011 Open Letter - to the Prime Minister re. Civil Partnerships in places of Worship Statement re FCA

 

 

2010 Press Releases
Release date Title As PDF
13 September 2010 State Visit of Pope - a betrayal Statement re FCA
1 July 2010 Open Letter - to General Synod re. Women Bishops Statement re FCA
25 May 2010 Open Letter - "Changing their minds" - a response to Tom Butler.  
5 Mar 2010 Religious Ceremonies for Civil Partnerships. Statement re FCA

 

 

2009 Press Releases
Release date Title Format
10 Nov 2009 Response from the Council of Church Society to the plans by the Church of Rome to receive disaffected Anglicans. Statement re FCA
8 Jul 2009 Statement from Church Society Council regarding UK FCA Statement re FCA
13 Feb 2009 Church Society condemns unjust suspension of school Receptionist School Receptionist

 

 

2008 Press Releases
Release date Title Format
15 Sep 2008 Jerusalem Declaration - endorsement from Church Society Council Jerusalem Declaration
19 Feb 2008 An open letter to the Primates and faithful Anglicans of the Global South. Open Letter Primates

 

 

2007 Press Releases
Release date Title Format
2 Oct 2007 CAPA Bishops (African Provinces) and response to The US Episcopal Church CAPA Bishops
11 Jul 2007 Statement regarding Vatican's reiteration of their view that protestants do not have proper churches. Vatican
24 Apr 2007 Another Divisive Unity Report - IARCCUM 'Growing Together' IARCCUM
17 Apr 2007 The state of the Anglican Communion (Primates Communiqué) Anglican Communion
26 Feb 2007 The £3.5 billion church robbery Parsonages

 

 

2006 Press Releases
Release date Title Format
18 Dec 2006 Statement from Church Society Trust regarding St. John's Blackpool and 'Liberty Church'  
23 Sep 2006 Church Society welcomes Primates’ proposals Primates Proposals
1 Aug 2006 Clergy should not enter into Civil Partnerships Civil Partnerships
25 July 2006

Anglican Primates should break with U.S.

Letter to Primates from Church Society

Primates US
7 Jul 2006 Opponents still say no to women Bishops. No to Women Bishops
5 Jul 2006 Church Society Supports Nigerian Bishops Nigerian Bishops
24 Mar 2006 Church Society condemns the trial of Afghan Christian Afghan Trial
20 Mar 2006 Archbishop's Enduring Legacy (450th anniversary of martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer) Cranmer

 

 

2005 Press Releases
Release date Title Format
17 Oct 2005 Church Society writes to the Vatican about Mary Vatican Mary
19 Sept 2005 Bishops Pastoral Statement on Civil Partnerships Pastoral Statement
10 July 2005 Women Bishops - Church Society reiterates Biblical and traditional teaching. Women Bishops Church Society motions
7 July 2005 Open Letter to the Bishops of the Church of England Open Letter
14 April 2005 What is needed in the next Bishop of Rome? Detailed joint response to Primates
25 Feb 2005 Response from Church Society to the Primates Statement issued on 24 February 2005. Detailed joint response to Primates
1 Feb 2005 Joint statement following a meeting of the Councils of Church Society, FWS and Reform regarding Women Bishops and Windsor. Detailed joint response to Primates

 


2004 Press Releases
Release date Title Format
8 Nov 2004 Windsor Report  - A response from the Council of Church Society Detailed joint response to Primates
2 Nov 2004

Women Bishops

Response to Rochester Report

Detailed joint response to Primates
15 Oct 2004 Anglican Communion at the Crossroads Detailed joint response to Primates
1 July 2004

St Albans appointment undermines the Church

Detailed joint response to Primates
5 May 2004

Archbishop should demand Canon John's resignation.

Includes letter to the Archbishop.

Detailed joint response to Primates
3 March 2004

Ludicrous Legislation

Gender Recognitions Bill

Detailed joint response to Primates

 


2003 Press Releases
Release date Title Format
27 October 2003 Detailed joint response to Primates.
A joint response from Church Society, Reform and the Fellowship of Word and Spirit to the recent statement by the Primates of the Anglican Communion.
Detailed joint response to Primates
16 October 2003 Initial Response from Church Society to the Statement by the Anglican Primates Detailed joint response to Primates
7 July 2003 Church must end obsession with sex! Detailed joint response to Primates
12 June 2003 Liberalism is destroying the Church Detailed joint response to Primates
13 May 2003 Open Letter to The Sunday Times Detailed joint response to Primates
8 May 2003 Evangelical gathering must uphold the Bible Detailed joint response to Primates
4 April 2003 Archbishop of Canterbury called to uphold the uniqueness of the Christian gospel in his meeting with Muslim scholars Detailed joint response to Primates

 

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