An hour with the Archbishop

It is not often that an Archbishop of Canterbury visits the Trade Union Congress. The Church of England is sometimes described as the Conservative Party at prayer – but its present head is sufficiently his own man to be respected across the political spectrum. Dr Rowan Williams delivered the first keynote address of the day…

Fancy that! Ecclesiastical infighting

Archbishop Rowan Williams is a thoughtful leader of the Anglican Church but we see the spectacle of his bishops battling out in an undeclared war of succession. If Bishop Nazir Ali says tweedledum, then Bishop Sentamu will say tweedledee. Each is laying out his stall – with Nazir Ali unabashedly still imagining the Anglican Church…