The Times newspaper recently published the results of a ‘clergy attitudes’ poll, which it conducted in August. The paper surveyed 1,185 clergy who agreed to take part, on their views on a range of things from workload pressures to sexuality. The headlines of the survey claimed ‘frontline clergy’ no longer believe Britain is a Christian country and a majority of priests want the church to conduct same-sex weddings for the first time.

Theologian and academic, Revd. Dr Ian Paul, argues that the whole basis of the survey is ‘a con’. Read more in his blog here.