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    New Bishop of Croydon
    Dr Rosemarie Mallett will be the next Bishop of Croydon. She is currently Archdeacon of Croydon and will be the second Barbadian-born Bishop of Croydon, following Bishop Wilfred Wood who served from 1985 to 2003.  Dr Mallett said: “I am thankful to God for the honour and privilege of serving as the next Bishop of […]

    Best of the new books
    Possession, Power and the New Age-Ambiguities of Authority in Neoliberal Societies by Matthew Wood (Routledge) is a sociological account of contemporary religious phenomena. The theme of self-authority is explored in New Age phenomena such as new century meditation groups and channelling workshops. Four chapters explore an ethnographic study of a network of religious groups in […]

    Archbishop slams P&O decision as ‘sinful’
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has criticised the decision by ferry company, P&O, to fire fire 800 staff. “ill-treating workers is not just business. In God’s eyes it is sin,” said the Archbishop in a hard-hitting joint statement with the Bishop of Dover, Rose Hudson-Wilkin. “P&O has sacked 800 people in Dover, a town dependent on […]