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Way forward on the ‘ecclesiastical exemption’ from listed building control

Way forward on the ‘ecclesiastical exemption’ from listed building controlChurch welcomes Government support for existing controls. The Church of England and the Churches Main Committee have welcomed the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s support for ‘ecclesiastical exemption’ from listed building control. The latest proposals from DCMS, issued today, replace the suggestion of a ‘High Level Management Agreement with English Heritage’ in the Department’s February 2004 consultation paper with proposals for purely voluntary ‘Heritage Partnership Agreements’.

House of Bishops issues pastoral statement on Civil Partnerships

House of Bishops issues pastoral statement on Civil PartnershipsThe House of Bishops has today issued a pastoral statement to help the Church as it addresses the implications of the Civil Partnership Act, which comes into force on 5 December 2005.

Bishop of London at Trafalgar Square Vigil

Bishop of London at Trafalgar Square VigilThe Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, was among those who spoke at the Trafalgar Square Vigil following the terrorist attack in London.

Archbishop's tribute to London

Archbishop's tribute to LondonThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has paid tribute to London and the British press in the aftermath of last week’s bomb attacks.

Archbishop - 'respond with hope'

Archbishop - 'respond with hope'The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, led the observation of the two minutes silence while attending a degree ceremony at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, where he was made an honorary fellow.

Faith Leaders’ Statement

Faith Leaders’ StatementSenior religious leaders have joined the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, at Lambeth Palace, to issue a joint statement following Thursday’s terrorist attacks in London.

60th anniversary of the end of World War II

60th anniversary of the end of World War IIArchbishop of Canterbury preaches at a service of prayer and thanksgiving to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II - Westminster Abbey.

New Chairman for Cathedrals Fabric Commission

New Chairman for Cathedrals Fabric CommissionThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has appointed the Right Honourable Frank Field, MP, PC, as Chairman of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England.

Archbishop of Canterbury: statement on London terrorist attacks

Archbishop of Canterbury: statement on London terrorist attacksThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has spoken of his horror and grief following the explosions in London this morning.

Bishop of London's statement on explosions

Bishop of London's statement on explosionsThe Bishop of London said:   "This is a grave day for London. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured and the bereaved and also with the emergency services who have responded so rapidly.
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