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Church of England prepares to celebrate Education Sunday, 11 February 2001

Church of England prepares to celebrate Education Sunday, 11 February 2001Education Sunday, 11 February 2001, is a national day of prayer and celebration for everyone in the world of education. Celebrated for well over a hundred years, it is an ecumenical event shared by the Christian Churches.

Church Schools Review Group issues consultation report

Church Schools Review Group issues consultation reportThe Church Schools Review Group, chaired by Lord Dearing, today issues its Consultation Report on the way the Church of England should shape the future of its 4,700 schools. The Report provides comment on some 57 provisional recommendations and on other issues.

Review of the See of Canterbury

Review of the See of CanterburyHurd Review enters new phase by issuing consultation paper The work of the review team examining the future development of the Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury is about to enter a new phase.

Bishop pays tribute to the Revd Ernie Rea

Bishop pays tribute to the Revd Ernie ReaThe Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Nigel McCulloch, today paid tribute to the Revd Ernest Rea, the BBC's Head of Religion and Ethics, whose retirement was announced yesterday.

Church to address telecoms issues

Church to address telecoms issuesThe Archbishops' Council of the Church of England today (29 November) unveils a new initiative in support of 13,000 parochial church councils (PCCs) increasingly faced with deciding whether or not to allow telecommunications operators to install aerials in church spires and towers, often with considerable inducement.

Urban White Paper must lead to action, says Bishop of Barking

Urban White Paper must lead to action, says Bishop of BarkingThe Church of England welcomes the Government's Urban White Paper, the first in 20 years, but only in the expectation that it will lead to action in the shape of new measures and new laws, says the Rt Revd Roger Sainsbury, Bishop of Barking in East London and chairman of the bishops' urban panel.

HM The Queen presented with Common Worship

HM The Queen presented with Common WorshipHer Majesty The Queen, today, Tuesday, November 14, received a presentation volume of Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England. The volume was presented by the Archbishop of York, Dr David Hope, after Her Majesty, welcomed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, officially opened the seventh General Synod of the Church of England.

Exhibition highlights design of Common Worship

Exhibition highlights design of Common WorshipThe combination of the traditional and the contemporary, in both content and design, of Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, is to go on display in London.

The Church and the media - informal consultation

The Church and the media - informal consultationAt a Consultation held at St George's House, Windsor, on 6th - 7th November, the invited participants considered issues affecting both the Church and the Media at the beginning of the 21st Century

HM The Queen to inaugurate Seventh General Synod

HM The Queen to inaugurate Seventh General SynodHer Majesty The Queen will inaugurate the Seventh General Synod of the Church of England in Church House, Westminster, on Tuesday, 14 November. The inauguration ceremony will follow a Eucharist in Westminster Abbey at which the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, will preside and the Revd Dr Alister McGrath, Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, will preach.