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Compendium of saintly lives

Compendium of saintly livesSaints on Earth, published this month, is a compendium of people commemorated in the Church of England’s calendar of Holy Days in Common Worship. It celebrates the lives of those who have personally lived out the gospel, often at great personal cost.

National Framework for Religious Education

National Framework for Religious EducationReligious Education in all schools will be given a strong boost by the launch today (Thursday, October 28) of the new National Framework. RE has been increasingly recognised in recent years as a vital and popular part of the school curriculum. Representatives of the Church of England, alongside those of other churches and faiths and other professionals, have been actively engaged in the development of the framework.

Initial response to the Lambeth Commission's Windsor Report

Initial response to the Lambeth Commission's Windsor ReportThe Lambeth Commission was established by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, in October 2003, to make recommendations to the Primates of the Anglican Communion on how to maintain the highest degree of communion possible following developments in North America. As the Commission published its report - known as the Windsor Report - today, a Church of England spokesman said:

Churches seek partnerships as catalysts for regeneration

Churches seek partnerships as catalysts for regenerationThe Church of England is calling for partnership with national, regional and local bodies, as well as government at all levels, to unlock the potential of church buildings as catalysts for regeneration and safeguard their role as centres for a wide and often unacknowledged range of community activities.

The Lambeth Commission and the Windsor Report

The Lambeth Commission and the Windsor ReportThe Lambeth Commission was established by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Rowan Williams, in October 2003, to make recommendations to the Primates of the Anglican Communion on how to maintain the highest degree of communion possible following developments in North America. The Windsor Report, produced by the Lambeth Commission, will be launched in London on Monday, 18 October, at 12.00 midday in St Paul's Cathedral Crypt.

New guide for churches to promote good mental health in their communities

New guide for churches to promote good mental health in their communitiesChurches can make a real difference to the mental wellbeing of their parishioners, according to a guide published today by the Church of England and the charity mentality.