Church of England facing a bishops' rebellion

The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams is today facing rebellion from within the ranks of senior bishops, who are complaining that the Lambeth Conference of 670 Anglican bishops from around the world has been a waste of time and money. Two bishops have come out today calling for an “orderly separation” between conservative and liberal Anglicans, rejecting Dr Williams' efforts to craft a compromise that will keep the church together. A survey for The Times shows that although Dr Williams has the support of most bishops at the Lambeth Conference, a significant minority - one quarter of Anglican bishops at the meeting in Canterbury, Kent - are unsure that he is providing the leadership needed to save the Church from schism. More on Times On Line, 03.08.08.

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