Church of England

Why Pippa Middleton’s wedding must be public

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Pippa goes public Church of England lawyers ruled that the public must be allowed to attend the wedding of Pippa…

Why I admire the Church of England

15 April 2017 9:00 am

The Algerian government’s official tourist guide describes ‘the walled town of Beni Isguen — normally closed to foreigners — where…

The slow, strange race to be the next Bishop of London

11 February 2017 9:00 am

The new, supposedly fairer process puts the choice in fewer hands

What would Freud have to say about Matthew Parris?

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Freudian slap Sir: In his Notes (7 January), Charles Moore explores the uncharacteristic reaction of Matthew Parris to the referendum…

How the Church of England changed my life

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Death, grief and love in a strange city

Advent: a season of death, judgment, heaven and hell

26 November 2016 9:00 am

As Christmas celebrations creep earlier, we must preserve the distinctive spirit of this season

Vicar, will you clean my drains?

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The things people ask for at an urban rectory

Why I didn’t celebrate Oscar Wilde’s birthday

29 October 2016 9:00 am

On Wednesday 19 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London, a reception was held to celebrate…

Putin is a war criminal, and it’s not ‘jaded rhetoric’ to say so

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Russia’s war crimes Sir: In his article ‘Vanity Bombing’ (15 October), Simon Jenkins quivers with contempt at MPs digging ‘deep into…

Why cathedrals are soaring

8 October 2016 9:00 am

The Church of England’s unexpected success story

Pilgrimages are back – with less Christianity

16 July 2016 9:00 am

One of Britain’s oldest Christian traditions is reviving in a strange new form

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the shifting meaning of ‘illegitimate’

16 April 2016 9:00 am

‘The Archbishop of Canterbury has discovered he is the illegitimate son of Sir Winston Churchill’s last private secretary,’ Charles Moore…

The price of a cathedral – and how deans pay it

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Deans are facing tough decisions to keep their beautiful buildings in good order

What conservative gay Christians want

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Conservative homosexual Christians want something more radical than marriage

What’s so dangerous about this book about the Church of England?

6 February 2016 9:00 am

The decline of the Church of England has been one of the most astonishing trends in modern Britain. The pews…

The Lord’s Prayer is no more offensive than Jeremy Clarkson or deodorant

12 December 2015 9:00 am

There was a time not so very long ago when the most common complaint about Christmas was that it had…

Letters: The Church of England should apologise for abuse accusations

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The C of E should apologise Sir: Peter Hitchens’s article on the allegations against the late Bishop Bell is a…

Fair, just, brave: George Bell, Bishop of Chichester 1929–1958

The Church of England’s shameful betrayal of bishop George Bell

7 November 2015 9:00 am

The Church of England has rushed to posthumously condemn one of the greatest men it has produced

Barometer: Where could Lewis Hamilton go and not wear a tie?

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Ties that bind Lewis Hamilton was ejected from the royal box at Wimbledon for not wearing a tie. Some places…

God’s management consultants: the Church of England turns to bankers for salvation

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Justin Welby wants the C of E to focus on growth – and he’s enlisting bankers to help

Charles Moore’s notes: The anti-EU camp need to be sure what No means

20 June 2015 9:00 am

It is natural to assume that, if a majority votes No in the referendum on Britain’s EU membership, we shall…

2067: the end of British Christianity

13 June 2015 9:00 am

England’s churches are in deep trouble

Allah, Zeus and the Church of England

21 March 2015 9:00 am

A ‘prominent liberal cleric’ in London has held an Islamic prayer service in his church, St John’s Waterloo. ‘We all…

I know just the vicar for my parish church. Pity he’s fictional

21 March 2015 9:00 am

I know just the man my parish church needs. Unfortunately he’s Catholic – and fictional

Spectator letters: How to save the Union; who cares for Paolozzi’s murals

7 March 2015 9:00 am

A disaster for unionists Sir: I share Alex Massie’s view that ‘this election is going to be a disaster’ for…