Education Secretary questioned over admissions to Church schools
28 January 2003
The Board of Education has questioned the disclosure by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, the Right Honourable Charles Clarke MP, in an interview in this week's Sunday Times, that 'he is going to clamp down on church schools that "wheel in their vicar" to advise on admissions' and that 'he will outlaw this residual church power by 2005'.
Governing and managing Church schools
17 January 2003
Governing and managing Church schools, which is published on the 24th January, is the National Society's handbook for all those involved in Anglicanism's commitment to education, has been fully revised to reflect changes introduced in legislation passed between 1998 and the Education Act 2002. There are new sections covering the implications of the recent major review of Church schools, The Way Ahead, and also on admissions policies, inclusion and citizenship.
Case for war yet to be made, warns House of Bishops
14 January 2003
We believe that the Government's stated policy of disarming Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction is best pursued by facilitating and strengthening the work of UN weapons inspectors. It is crucial that this process be allowed to run its course. To launch military action while there remains the potential to secure a peaceful resolution would be ill-judged and premature.
Prayers for Peace at Epiphany
03 January 2003
Prayers for world peace, for use by parishes, congregations and individuals around Epiphany, are available on the Church of England's website An Invitation to Prayer.