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"mostly harmless (though somewhat boring)"[edit]

I find their endless let's-not-offend-anybody contortions their most interesting aspect. Totnesmartin (talk) 08:28, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

They accept atheists now, right? ħumanUser talk:Human 08:40, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
"The bench of bishops should have a proper balance between those who believe in God and those who don't." - Yes, Prime Minister. Totnesmartin (talk) 09:16, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Types of Anglican[edit]

Nancy Mitford allegedly divided the CofE into "High and crazy, low and lazy, broad and hazy." 212.85.6.26 (talk) 17:15, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Taxpayer's money[edit]

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.

Today:

   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

Innocent Bystander (talk) 17:48, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

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. Scarlet A.pngmoralModerator 15:10, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
You're right, the C of E don't get tax money, I found a source and amended the article. It seems you and I found the same source. Proxima Centauri (talk) 18:23, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Possible child abuse[edit]

Church of England embroiled in another alleged child abuse scandal. Watch for further developments. Proxima Centauri (talk) 11:12, 6 August 2014 (UTC)