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Cardinal Kasper addresses Bishops' Meeting

Cardinal Kasper addresses Bishops' MeetingThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has welcomed an address given by Cardinal Walter Kasper as a ‘clear and helpful contribution’ to the debate on women in the episcopate. The address was given to the Church of England Bishops’ Meeting, 5 June 2006

Churches urged to spring clean their vestry cupboards

Churches urged to spring clean their vestry cupboardsA guide to help parish churches sort out bulging cupboards of dusty records or memory-strained computer systems has been published by the Church of England today.

Challenging Poverty

Challenging Poverty‘Challenging Poverty’, a new campaign to tackle poverty in Britain, has been launched today. An initiative of the Church Urban Fund (CUF), the campaign will raise awareness of the plight of the 11.4 million people living below the poverty line in this country and encourage action in local communities.

Church launches ‘Shrinking The Footprint’ campaign

Church launches ‘Shrinking The Footprint’ campaignThe Church of England will be marking World Environment Day (Monday 5 June) by taking a further step forward in the campaign to ‘green’ the Church. All parish churches are being invited to carry out an audit of current energy uses so that a benchmark can be established. Once the size of the current ‘carbon footprint’ of the Church has been assessed, the campaign will roll out initiatives to shrink that footprint.

Communities love their churches - now it’s time to listen to their needs, says Church researcher

Communities love their churches - now it’s time to listen to their needs, says Church researcherRoadside shrines, bouquets and teddies and the widening appeal of prayer stations, labyrinths and beads are all indications that images are the new words for people today, says the Church of England's chief statistician and researcher.

Faithful Cities – regeneration forces many to the margins

Faithful Cities – regeneration forces many to the marginsMillions of pounds have been poured into Britain’s city and urban areas in recent years but the resultant growth has forced many to the margins and dramatised the gap between the ‘super rich’ and the poorest. That is the challenge highlighted by Faithful Cities: A call for celebration, vision and justice, the report of an ecumenical and interfaith Commission initiated by the Church of England and presented to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York today.

Cathedrals continue to reach upwards

Cathedrals continue to reach upwardsAttendance levels at regular weekly services in Church of England cathedrals have risen by a total of 21 per cent since the turn of the millennium – that’s a rate of almost four per cent each year.

Election by General Synod to Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England

Election by General Synod to Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England

New resource breaks the mould to help young Christians – and busy youth workers

New resource breaks the mould to help young Christians – and busy youth workersA ground-breaking youth work resource from Church House Publishing’s Emmaus portfolio is launched this week.

Bishop welcomes English Heritage Inspired! - “A capacity building campaign”

Bishop welcomes English Heritage Inspired! - “A capacity building campaign”The Bishop of London, Dr Richard Chartres, has welcomed Inspired!, the English Heritage five point plan to assist historic places of worship. The plan was launched today (10/05/06) at St Mary Magdalene Paddington by Simon Thurley, CEO English Heritage and the Bishop of London.