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Bishops’ office and working costs published

Bishops’ office and working costs publishedThe 2005 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.

Fifth anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks - Archbishop of Canterbury on BBC R4 Thought for the Day

Fifth anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks - Archbishop of Canterbury on BBC R4 Thought for the DayArchbishop of Canterbury on Radio 4's Thought for the Day, reflecting on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America - 9/11.

Back-a-Book to help Lambeth Palace Library turn over some very old pages

Back-a-Book to help Lambeth Palace Library turn over some very old pagesLambeth Palace Library, the historic library of the Archbishops of Canterbury and the principal reference point for the history of the Church of England, has launched a project to help safeguard the future of thousands of priceless books – while offering a unique gift idea at the same time.

Duke of Gloucester to attend care of churches conference

Duke of Gloucester to attend care of churches conferenceThe Council for the Care of Churches (part of the Archbishops’ Council) and the Diocese of Chichester are very pleased to announce that His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO has accepted the invitation to attend part of the CCC’s Annual Conference in September, which will be co-hosted by the Diocese of Chichester and will be held at Sussex University, Falmer, near Brighton, Monday to Wednesday, 18th – 20th September 2006.

Church says 7.5 per cent rise in GCSE Religious Education students helps understanding in today's society

Church says 7.5 per cent rise in GCSE Religious Education students helps understanding in today's society“More than 430,000 GCSE students are opening envelopes to reveal their grades in Religious Education today, following months of studying a subject that will broaden their horizons and help them to understand the society we live in today,” says Canon John Hall, the Church of England’s Chief Education Officer.

A-level Religious Studies entries increase for third year

A-level Religious Studies entries increase for third yearThe publication of A-level results today has brought the third successive rise in the number of entrants for Religious Studies A-level with an increase of 7.98%. There were 43% more A-level entrants taking Religious Studies this year than three years ago. Coupled with this, there is a 7.25% increase in the number of entrants for AS level Religious Studies compared with a year ago.

Church Commissioners submit plans to refurbish Bishopthorpe

Church Commissioners submit plans to refurbish BishopthorpeThe Church Commissioners have submitted plans to York City Council for the refurbishment of Bishopthorpe Palace, the historic base for the Archbishop of York’s ministry since the 13th Century.

Middle East Conflict: Protest, Pray & Fast

Middle East Conflict: Protest, Pray & FastThe Archbishop of York is to embark on an act of ‘public witness’ to encourage people throughout the country to join him in a week long campaign of prayer and fasting for Peace in the Middle East.

Church prays for peace in the Middle East

Church prays for peace in the Middle EastParish churches across the land are praying for a rapid end to the violence devastating the Middle East, and for wisdom for the world’s political leaders, as the crisis continues to unfold.

Trace your family fortunes with Church of England’s latest web development

Trace your family fortunes with Church of England’s latest web developmentThe Church of England has today launched a new area on its website to assist the thousands of people currently trying to trace the branches of their family tree.