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Interim report recommends dioceses to consider new schools

Interim report recommends dioceses to consider new schoolsAt the request of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the Church Schools Review Group, chaired by Lord Dearing, is today issuing an interim report addressed to the Archbishops' Council.

Review sees extended life for Church Urban Fund

Review sees extended life for Church Urban FundAn independent Review Body, chaired by the Bishop of Bradford, today exhorted the Church to "be adventurous in its efforts" to continue to bring significant additional resources into England's most deprived communities.

New Partnership Secretary for Board of Mission

New Partnership Secretary for Board of MissionThe Rev Stephen Lyon, Principal of the Southwark Ordained Local Ministry Scheme, has been appointed Partnership Secretary of the Church of England's Board of Mission.

Church of England refutes Sunday Times article

Church of England refutes Sunday Times articleThe Church of England has lodged strong objections to inaccurate statements made in The Sunday Times (2 July 2000) which paint a misleading picture of Church finances.

Tax-efficient giving breaks the £6 barrier

Tax-efficient giving breaks the £6 barrierThe latest parochial statistics, for the calendar year 1998, show the same general trends seen over recent years. Tax-efficient giving increased by 7% on average, breaking through the £6 barrier for the first time at £6.37.