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PCC OF ASTON CANTLOW etc v. WALLBANK

PCC OF ASTON CANTLOW etc v. WALLBANKDecision of House of Lords - Statement on behalf of Archbishops' Council 26.6.03

Racial justice, embryo research, buildings, children and Anglican/Methodist relations will be major features of a demanding Synod agenda

Racial justice, embryo research, buildings, children and Anglican/Methodist relations will be major features of a demanding Synod agendaEngagement between Church and society, and resource issues for the Church, feature strongly in a packed agenda of the General Synod, from Friday, 11 July, to Tuesday, 15 July. A particular highlight will be a presidential address by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

New Chairman of the Committee for Ministry of and among Deaf and Disabled People

New Chairman of the Committee for Ministry of and among Deaf and Disabled PeopleThe Rt Rev Jack Nicholls, Bishop of Sheffield, is to be the new Chairman of the Committee for Ministry of and among Deaf and Disabled People (CMDDP), succeeding the Rt Rev John Perry, former Bishop of Chelmsford.

Church Commissioners appoint King Sturge as managing agents of £250 million commercial property portfolio

Church Commissioners appoint King Sturge as managing agents of £250 million commercial property portfolioThe Church Commissioners for England has appointed King Sturge to manage their direct commercial property portfolio. The instruction will take effect on 1 September 2003. The portfolio consists of 75 retail, industrial and office properties located throughout the UK.

Response to publication of Government employment regulations

Response to publication of Government employment regulationsCommenting on the Government regulations published relating to discrimination on grounds of religious belief and sexual orientation, the Bishop of Southwark, the Right Reverend Tom Butler said:

Churches propose new national statutory RE syllabus

Churches propose new national statutory RE syllabusThe leaders of three Church education bodies have this week together proposed the development of a new national statutory Religious Education (RE) syllabus.

Increased financial support for the Church's ministry despite very difficult investment climate

Increased financial support for the Church's ministry despite very difficult investment climateFinancial results in 2002 The Church Commissioners today publish their Annual Report & Accounts for 2002 and, in an exceptionally poor year for stock markets, announce that they have achieved a total return on their assets of -9.3%. This was much better than the average of -13.9% for UK pension funds.

FE colleges urged to 'try faith for a change'

FE colleges urged to 'try faith for a change'The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) has highlighted its growing recognition of the practical value of working with faith communities by, for the first time, sponsoring the annual National Ecumenical Agency in Further Education conference. The Try faith for a change conference drew more than 80 participants from the Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faiths to the Islamic Cultural Centre in Regent's Park, London.

War in Iraq - an article by the Archbishop of Canterbury in The Times, March 25

War in Iraq - an article by the Archbishop of Canterbury in The Times, March 25The decision to embark on military operations in Iraq last week produced something unfamiliar in our politics: the sense of the genuinely tragic - by which I mean not the sad or the catastrophic, but the awareness of desperately constrained choices, profound moral risk, the knowledge of the cost of what we do, even when we do it from conviction.

Archbishop of Canterbury: pastoral letter to Anglican Primates

Archbishop of Canterbury: pastoral letter to Anglican PrimatesThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has written to the most senior Bishops and Archbishops of the worldwide Anglican Church to express his concerns about the conflict in Iraq and his hope for a positive future for the region.