Archbishops' Council meets for first time
21 January 1999
The Church of England's new Archbishops' Council met for the first time today (21 January) against the background of fresh figures showing another substantial rise in new ordinands. The 1998 total shows a rise of 10% over the previous year.
Church of England Response to the Government White Paper on Lords' Reform
20 January 1999
Following the publication of the Government White Paper on Reform of the House of Lords on Wednesday, 20 January 1999, the Church of England issued the following statement:
INFORM: Churches respond to cash crisis
19 January 1999
Representatives of member churches of the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland (CCBI) have met with Professor Eileen Barker and some other Governors of INFORM (Information Network on Religious Movements) to discuss the cash crisis facing INFORM.
Bishop of Blackburn will chair Board of Education
19 January 1999
The Bishop of Blackburn, the Rt Rev Alan Chesters, is to be the next Chairman of the Board of Education and the National Society. He will take up the post in April, following the retirement from the Board of the Rt Rev David Young, Bishop of Ripon. As Chairman of the Churches' Joint Education Policy Committee, the Bishop will speak on education matters for all the main denominations in the House of Lords, a role in which former chairmen of the Board have been instrumental in amending successive education and related Acts of Parliament.
New inter-faith secretary for British and Irish Churches
08 January 1999
The Revd Canon Michael Ipgrave has been appointed to the dual post of Inter-Faith Secretary for the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland (CCBI), through its Commission for Inter-Faith Relations, and for the Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, through the Board of Mission.