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Archbishop - 'deep sorrow' over child abuse suffering

Archbishop - 'deep sorrow' over child abuse sufferingThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has spoken of his deep sorrow over the suffering experienced in child abuse cases involving the church. Dr Williams said that the church had developed greater awareness and expertise, and had stringent procedures in place, but that vigilance was crucial.

Statement on Child Protection, following the sentencing of Peter Halliday

Statement on Child Protection, following the sentencing of Peter HallidayStatement on Child Protection, following the sentencing of Peter Halliday

Bishops challenge BBC on lack of religion on Radio 1

Bishops challenge BBC on lack of religion on Radio 1A Church of England and a Roman Catholic Bishop have  called on the BBC to include religion on Radio 1, describing the omission as the 'most striking exclusion of religion from  the  BBC 's  output'.  

How many lightbulbs does it take to change a Christian?

How many lightbulbs does it take to change a Christian?The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has endorsed a booklet published today that encourages Christians to play their part in helping to stop climate change.

Churches to spread the benefits of Olympics tourism in 2012

Churches to spread the benefits of Olympics tourism in 2012Church and cathedral tourism already generates some £300 million a year for the economy, has potential to generate more and could be used to spread the expected benefits of Olympics tourism across the country in 2012, the Church Heritage Forum has told the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of Parliament.

Church Commissioners announce annual results

Church Commissioners announce annual results2006 returns continue to perform above average. The Church Commissioners achieved a return of 13.6 per cent on their investments in 2006. This exceeded the return of 10.5 per cent from the fund’s comparator group.

Staying fresh: DVD launched to help Fresh Expressions evolve in unexpected places

Staying fresh: DVD launched to help Fresh Expressions evolve in unexpected placesA DVD released today marks the continuing expansion of Fresh Expressions, a movement led by the Church of England and the Methodist Church to nurture contemporary forms of church life alongside traditional ones.

Opening the electronic gateway to the Church of England

Opening the electronic gateway to the Church of EnglandDetails of the extensive collection of archives and manuscripts cared for by Lambeth Palace Library and the Church of England Record Centre are now available online.

Cathedrals inspire more people each year

Cathedrals inspire more people each yearFigures released today indicate that the number of worshippers at Church of England cathedrals this Easter weekend may be the largest since the millennium.

Archbishops’ challenge to consider the lessons of the slave trade’s legacies

Archbishops’ challenge to consider the lessons of the slave trade’s legaciesThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York are asking people to take time this coming weekend to reflect on the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade and use the anniversary of the Act for its abolition as a springboard for taking action.