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Royal celebration of 150 years of Reader ministry

The Queen’s husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, joined more than 600 lay Readers at a service in London last week to celebrate 150 years of Reader Ministry. Prince Philip was the guest of honour at All Soul’s Langham Place, in London, for the service which was led by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. The Preacher was the Bishop of Sodor and Man.

09 May 2016

Isle of Man bishop votes against same-sex marriage law

The legislature on the Isle of Man, a self-governing British Crown dependency located in the Irish Sea between the north-west coast of England and Northern Ireland, has approved a Bill to enable same-sex couples to marry on the island. The Bishop of Sodor and Man, a member of the island’s parliament, voted against the Bill.

04 May 2016