CofE parishes: the future

The first of the new series of Westminster Faith Debates took place in St Mary’s University Church, Oxford on 9 October – the day on which the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales celebrates one of St Mary’s former vicars, the Bl John Henry Newman.  This series of five debates on The Future of the Church of England commenced with: Parishes – what future for the parochial system? at which speakers included: Revd Dr Andrew Davison, Anna Norman-Walker, Professor Robin Gill and Lord Andrew Mawson, with further evidence from provocateurs/expert witnesses: Prudence Dailey, (Chairman of the Prayer Book Society); Dr Michael Moynagh, (Director, Fresh Expressions, Wycliffe College); and Rev’d Dr John Reader, (Rector of the Ironstone Benefice and Associate Research Fellow, William Temple Foundation). Continue reading