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Church challenged to put children at its centre

Church challenged to put children at its centreThe first in an eagerly-awaited series commissioned to follow the major impact of the Mission-shaped Church report hits bookshops this week and hopes to extend the visionary influence of the original book to the Church’s work with children.

Da Vinci Code: making your mind up - an online resource

Da Vinci Code: making your mind up -   an online resourceA new section of the Church of England website is launched this week, inviting people to consider the facts and fiction of the Da Vinci Code for themselves.

Pioneering research uncovers young peoples’ views on life and sets a challenge for today’s Church

Pioneering research uncovers young peoples’ views on life and sets a challenge for today’s ChurchRevealing research published this week looks set to be a Spring page-turner for all those with an interest in how the Church engages with young people.

Porvoo Celebrates Ten Years

Porvoo Celebrates Ten YearsTenth Anniversary of the Signing of the Porvoo Agreement – Celebration at Southwark Cathedral, London, Saturday, 25th November, 2006 Anglicans and Lutherans from England, Scandinavia and the Baltic will be gathering at Southwark on 25th November for a day of celebration.

Church welcomes Government commitment on pipe organs

Church welcomes Government commitment on pipe organs The Church of England has welcomed a government commitment to “put an end to all this nonsense” that pipe organs should be subject to new regulations governing the disposal of hazardous substances. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Minister for Energy, Malcolm Wicks, said the government’s view was that pipe organs do not fall within the scope of the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive.

BBC White Paper ignores religion’s key role

BBC White Paper ignores religion’s key roleThe Government’s White Paper on the BBC’s Royal Charter fails to reflect the key role played by churches and faith communities in the nation’s life, says the Church of England. In its submission to the Government’s final consultation on the BBC Charter Review, the Church also warns that ‘high quality’ may become merely an option for BBC programmes under the new Charter.

Hymns Ancient and Modern take over Church House Bookshop

Hymns Ancient and Modern take over Church House BookshopThe Archbishops' Council is pleased to announce that Hymns Ancient & Modern, a Christian charity and publishing company responsible for SCM-Canterbury Press and the Church Times, has taken over Church House Bookshop, Great Smith Street, London.

Church calls for joined-up approach to help victims of human trafficking

Church calls for joined-up approach to help victims of human traffickingThe Church of England has welcomed steps being taken to support victims of human trafficking, in an official response to Home Office proposals for a UK action plan designed to tackle the issue.

Bi-lateral meeting between the House of Bishops and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Bi-lateral meeting between the House of Bishops and the Catholic Bishops’ ConferenceThe Church of England House of Bishops and bishops from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales will join together for a bi-lateral meeting at Hinsley Hall, Leeds on 14-15 November, 2006.

Church Commissioners publish Annual Report & Accounts (1)

Church Commissioners publish Annual Report & Accounts (1)The Church Commissioners achieved a return of 19.1 per cent on their investments in 2005. The Commissioners’ Annual Report & Accounts for 2005 are published today.