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Responding to the Tidal Wave Tragedy

Responding to the Tidal Wave TragedyThe Church of England is responding to the Tidal Wave Tragedy that has caused many thousands of deaths and injuries, and has left millions of people homeless.

Christian agencies unite to make poverty history in 2005

Christian agencies unite to make poverty history in 2005Released by the Make Poverty History coalition, of which the Church of England is a member. Leading Christian relief and development agencies have united to urge the Government to make the eradication of poverty a priority in 2005, through trade justice, debt cancellation and more and better aid. Tearfund, CAFOD, Christian Aid and World Vision have come together with a wider coalition of more than 100 aid agencies, campaign groups, churches and trade unions known as MAKE POVERTY HISTORY to call on the Government to take the lead.

Cathedrals Count

Cathedrals CountReleased by English Heritage CATHEDRALS COUNT - Thought-provoking new research reveals the economic and social value of England’s Anglican cathedrals - New research has revealed that nearly nine million people visited England’s Anglican cathedrals in 2003 – two million more than visited Blackpool Pleasure Beach, five million more than went on the London Eye and almost twice as many as visited the British Museum in the same year. This is just one of many compelling findings in a report on the value of England’s cathedrals which is launched today (15 December 2004) as part of Heritage Counts, an annual audit of the historic environment carried out by English Heritage on behalf of the sector.

The Bishop of St Albans writes to The Times on the Mental Capacity Bill

The Bishop of St Albans writes to The Times on the Mental Capacity BillLoss of capacity to make our own decisions is amongst the worst fates that can befall us and key issues for people in this position arise in the Mental Capacity Bill, with its Third Reading on Tuesday.  The Church of England  welcomes the Bill’s attempt to provide a consistent framework of decision-making for those without capacity. The Bill maximises the possibility of them making decisions for themselves, and enacts the overriding principle that those who decide for them must act in their best interests and with the least restrictive effects.

Bishops’ office and working costs published (1)

Bishops’ office and working costs published (1)The 2003 office and working costs of bishops in the Church of England are published today. Figures for individual bishops were first published, for the year 2000, in December 2001. Bishops’ office and working costs were previously published as a total figure.

Letter from The Bishop of Southwark to The Chancellor of the Exchequer

Letter from The Bishop of Southwark to The Chancellor of the ExchequerThis is the text of a letter sent by the Rt Revd Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark to the Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer:

Crockford's Clerical Directory goes online

Crockford's Clerical Directory goes onlineCrockford’s Clerical Directory goes online Crockford’s Clerical Directory has gone online in response to a long-standing demand from customers for electronic access. All the information currently found only in the 1200-page directory of Anglican clergy in the British Isles, first printed in 1858, is to be made available through the new www.crockford.org.uk website. The website offers increased flexibility and ease of use and improved data accuracy.

New primary school worship programme

New primary school worship programmeNew primary school worship programme launched Be Bold! an imaginative and creative resource aimed at making collective worship in schools a positive experience for children, is published by Church House Publishing this month.

First edition of In Review (1)

First edition of In Review (1)The first edition of In Review, a newsletter from the National Church Institutions of the Church of England is published today/tomorrow in the Church of England Newspaper and Church Times. A web version of the four-page pull-out is available on the Church of England website, so that articles may be reproduced in parish or diocesan publications. In Review will be produced twice a year. By replacing the former Year in Review annual report, it achieves significant cost savings.

First edition of In Review

First edition of In ReviewThe first edition of In Review, a newsletter from the National Church Institutions of the Church of England is published today/tomorrow in the Church of England Newspaper and Church Times. A web version of the four-page pull-out is available on the Church of England website, so that articles may be reproduced in parish or diocesan publications. In Review will be produced twice a year. By replacing the former Year in Review annual report, it achieves significant cost savings.