Talk:Church of England
"mostly harmless (though somewhat boring)"
- They accept atheists now, right? ħuman 08:40, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
Types of Anglican
This suggests that the CofE gets direct funding from the Exchequer which, as far as I can ascertain, is not true. Gift aid doesn't count in my book. From the CofE web site
“”Around three-quarters (£750 million) comes from worshippers in the parishes. Over the past five years, parishes have increased their giving by around £100 million to meet increased ministry and pension costs.
Across the Church, regular, tax-efficient giving rose by nearly 50% in the five years between 1999 and 2004.
over £200 million is given tax-efficiently each year through Gift Aid and a further £60 million is recovered from the Inland Revenue in tax;
£200 million is given in cash and donations by congregations and visitors;
£250 million is raised through legacies, special events, the letting of church halls, bookstalls, fundraising and parish magazines etc.Around 15 per cent (over £160 million) comes from the Church Commissioners who manage assets of £4.4 billion (at the end of 2008) on behalf of the Church
- I wouldn't think Gift Aid would count either, as any registered charity can claim it. The CofE, in contrast to your US-style evangelical megachurchs, actually obeys charity regulations for the most part, so I don't see a problem with it. moral 15:10, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
Possible child abuse
Church of England embroiled in another alleged child abuse scandal. Watch for further developments. Proxima Centauri (talk) 11:12, 6 August 2014 (UTC)