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Archbishops’ Council: Clergy members elected

Archbishops’ Council: Clergy members elected

Cathedrals respond to English Heritage grants

Cathedrals respond to English Heritage grantsEnglish Heritage has today (26 January 2006) announced £1 million of grants for repairs to cathedrals. The Very Revd Colin Slee, Dean of Southwark and spokesman for the Association of English Cathedrals, said: "All cathedral Chapters are immensely grateful for the English Heritage Cathedral Grants scheme, we recognise the genius behind its creation and the sustained commitment of English Heritage to our work maintaining some of the finest buildings in the country on an entirely self-supporting financial basis."

Milestones on the Christian journey

Milestones on the Christian journeyThe latest publication in the Church of England’s Common Worship series, launched this week, represents a pioneering resource for marking important occasions in the life of the Church - and the lives of individual Christian worshippers.

Church event throws spotlight on education

Church event throws spotlight on educationThe stage is set for a national day of prayer and celebration for all those involved in the world of education, taking place on Sunday 12th February.

Key debate on women bishops in a diverse agenda for General Synod

Key debate on women bishops in a diverse agenda for General SynodAgenda also considers rural affairs, hospital and health care chaplaincy, the built heritage, Anglican/Baptist relations, Church colleges and universities, and ethical investment.

Guildford Group sets out proposals for women bishops

Guildford Group sets out proposals for women bishopsA Church of England group is proposing a way forward aimed at both permitting women to become bishops – should General Synod vote in favour of this - and of preserving the maximum amount of unity within the Church.

New attendance figures show mixed picture for church-going

New attendance figures show mixed picture for church-goingFigures just released by the Church of England for 2004 show a mixed picture for trends in church attendance.

Churches packed for Christmas past

Churches packed for Christmas pastReports from across the Church of England suggest Christmas 2005 was a cracker for church attendance

Archbishops’ Council: Lay members elected

Archbishops’ Council: Lay members electedThe House of Laity of the General Synod has elected the following members to serve on the Archbishops’ Council for a term of five years.

Forced Marriage is a wrong, not a right

Forced Marriage is a wrong, not a right The Church of England has supported moves to create a specific criminal offence of ‘forcing someone to marry’ in its submission to a Home Office review on the issue.