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English Cathedrals see continuing rise in Christmas worshippers

English Cathedrals see continuing rise in Christmas worshippersThe Church of England and the Association of English Cathedrals today announce a rise in the number of people attending services in the 43 Church of England cathedrals during Advent (the four weeks leading up to Christmas) Christmas Eve and Christmas.

An Anglican-Methodist Covenant

An Anglican-Methodist CovenantThe official report of the Formal Conversations between the Church of England and the Methodist Church is published today, 12 December 2001. It proposes a national covenant between the two churches.

Bishops' office and working costs published (2)

Bishops' office and working costs published (2)The office and working costs of bishops have, previously, been published as a total figure. Figures for the year 2000 have, for the first time, been published for individual bishops.

Board of Education responds to Cantle Report on Community Cohesion

Board of Education responds to Cantle Report on Community CohesionThe Church of England Board of Education has welcomed the conclusions with regard to schools in the report of the Community Cohesion Review Team chaired by Mr Ted Cantle.

Cathedral statistics for the year 2000 show growth

Cathedral statistics for the year 2000 show growthChurch of England cathedrals can expect more than 600,000 worshippers over the Advent period, almost 100,000 of them on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. These are among the first results of a new data collection system designed to give a more accurate picture of the Church of England. Latest figures also show a 20% increase in the number of people receiving communion at the 43 cathedrals on Christmas Day 2000, compared with 1999.

New support for parish mission in 2002-2004

New support for parish mission in 2002-2004The Archbishops' Council and Church Commissioners are to provide an extra £10 million to support parish ministry over 2002 to 2004.

Church responds to the government's white paper on education: Schools achieving success

Church responds to the government's white paper on education: Schools achieving successThe Church of England Board of Education has issued a Statement in response to the Government's White Paper on education, Schools Achieving Success.

White Paper on Lords Reform

White Paper on Lords ReformCareful study will be given in the Church of England to proposals in the government White Paper on further reform of the House of Lords, published today. The invitation to interested parties to offer responses has been noted and will be taken up.

Bishops respond to Home Secretary's asylum proposals

Bishops respond to Home Secretary's asylum proposalsBishops in the House of Lords have given a cautious welcome to the reforms of immigration and asylum procedures outlined by the Home Secretary on Monday (29 October).

Good practice to combat institutional racism

Good practice to combat institutional racismThe Church of England has been called to concentrate on in its continuing response to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report. A review of actions taken in the dioceses shows that sustained change can be supported by reviewing diocesan structures, by ethnic monitoring, debates in diocesan synods, local committees with fixed terms of reference, clergy and parish education, and encouraging minority ethnic participation in church structures.