June 29, 2022

Modern Church ‘Pop-up Forum’ Recording :Open Table – who should be welcomed to communion.

Recording of Modern Church Forum, recorded on June 16th. If you are interested in joining the forum, it is open to Members and Affiliates. Please see […]
June 27, 2022

Raymond Vincent: The Great Gulf: Wealth, Charity, and Relationships

In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-26), the rich man in hell pleads with Father Abraham to send Lazarus with some water […]
May 30, 2022

From Creon to Putin “That Creon – He’s Putin Personified, Isn’t He?”

After 36 years, I sat down again to watch the 1986 BBC production of Oedipus at Colonus.  It was not an experience to have alone, hesitant […]
May 28, 2022

Rebecca Parnaby-Rooke: Disability in the Church

When was the last time you saw a disabled person preach from a lectern? How many lecterns in the established Church network could actually accommodate a […]
May 25, 2022

Martyn Percy: The Church of England…. Trustworthy?

If a Church values loyalty and reputation far more than truth and justice it cease to become trustworthy.  The use of words – and their plain […]
May 24, 2022

Martyn Percy: Ethical? (or, Tea and Sympathy Are Not Enough)

As Peter Drucker famously remarked, “culture eats strategy for breakfast”.  It is therefore no use the Church of England running its own systems for safeguarding investigations […]
May 23, 2022

Martyn Percy: The Ministry of Truth and Safeguarding in the Church of England (A ‘Lessons Learned Review’ from 1984)

As any student of George Orwell knows, the world of 1984 turns all conventional language on its head.  In a dystopian political culture, the Ministry of […]
May 17, 2022

Job Vacancy: Post of General Secretary

This part-time, paid role is an exciting opportunity within the organisation. We are looking for someone with vision to help provide Modern Church with the resources […]
May 17, 2022

Elaine Graham: What are we doing when we talk about God? Modern Theology and the Crisis of Faith

We are grateful to Prof Elaine Graham FBA for providing Modern Church with this transcript of her final lecture as Canon Theologian of Chester Cathedral, given […]