Visit of Holiness

As Rowan Williams moves from being Archbishop of Canterbury to Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, a poem written in 2003 following his visit to St Mary Islington

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Fulcrum Statement on the Appointment of Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury

Fulcrum Statement on the Appointment of Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury "Fulcrum is delighted at the announcement of Bishop Justin Welby's appointment to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury. Bishop Justin's warm support for women bishops, and his considerable international experience in and beyond the Anglican Communion will hold him in good stead as … Continue Reading

The Anglican Communion Covenant and the Church of England: Ramifications

The Anglican Communion Covenant and the Church of England: Ramifications by Andrew Goddard It is now clear that less than half the dioceses of the Church of England will agree, in both their house of clergy and house of laity, to “approve the draft Act of Synod adopting the Anglican Communion Covenant”. This article attempts … Continue Reading

Rowan Williams: An Appreciation

(This is an extended version of an article that appeared in The Times [online subscribers only] on 17th March 2012 – republished with permission) ‘Here to introduce Bach’s St Matthew Passion,’ said the radio announcer, ‘is the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.’ My companion and I listened eagerly to a lucid account of St … Continue Reading

A Churchgoers Guide to the Anglican Covenant

A Churchgoer's Guide to the Anglican Communion Covenant by Fulcrum The whole Anglican Communion is considering whether to adopt the Anglican Communion Covenant. All Church of England dioceses and many deaneries are discussing it in coming months before it returns to General Synod in 2012. Fulcrum has consistently supported the covenant but is aware that … Continue Reading

Actions and Consequences: Reflections on the State of the Anglican Communion

Actions and consequences: Reflections on the state of the Anglican Communion by Andrew Goddard Summary: Reflecting on Fulcrum’s call not to invite the Presiding Bishop to the Primates’ Meeting in Ireland, the consequences of inviting her are highlighted: the widespread principled absence of many Global South primates. As it is still unclear why the Presiding Bishop … Continue Reading

Rowan Williams on Belief and Theology – Some Basic Questions

God’s Advocates by Rupert Shortt (Darton, Longman & Todd, 2005) Rowan Williams Belief and Theology: Some Basic Questions (the introduction to this series is here) SHORTT: I’d like to cover a fair amount of ground in this discussion to talk about a few of the commonest objections to Christian belief, and then look briefly at … Continue Reading

Federation Isn't Enough: Only Communion Properly Reflects the Spirit of the Church, Fulcrum Newsletter 30, August 2009

Federation Isn’t Enough: Only Communion Properly Reflects the Spirit of the Church Fulcrum Newsletter, August 2009 by Graham Kings Bishop of Sherborne and theological secretary of Fulcrum copublished, with permission, with Comment is free belief, The Guardian online, 5 August 2009 Desmond Tutu has often talked of the crucial support of the Anglican Communion when … Continue Reading

Rowan's Rule: a review of the biography of an Archbishop by Rupert Shortt

Rowan’s Rule: a review of the biography of an Archbishop by Rupert Shortt by Jordan Hylden republished, with permission, from First Things and Covenant Rowan Williams is without doubt one of the most significant and learned theologians in the English-speaking world. Unfortunately, during his tenure at Canterbury, it has at times seemed that he has … Continue Reading