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Pocketful of daily Bible reflections launched

Pocketful of daily Bible reflections launchedA collection of renowned Christian authors have contributed to a new series of Bible notes, the first daily reflections to be produced by the Church of England.

Study tours to kick start pilgrimages to the Holy Land

Study tours to kick start pilgrimages to the Holy LandThe Church of England is running subsidised study tours of the Holy Land to counter a marked drop in the number of pilgrimages being organised by dioceses and parishes. Two eight-day study tours have been arranged for early 2008, including workshops run by Christian Aid.

Statistics show increased giving and vocations

Statistics show increased giving and vocationsChurch Statistics 2005/6 can now be seen on the web. This is the first year that the statistics are only available on the web and not published for sale in booklet form.

Future of Worcester hospitals chaplaincy secured

Future of Worcester hospitals chaplaincy securedThe Chairman and Chief Executive of Worcester Royal Hospitals NHS Trust have confirmed that chaplaincy provision at the Trust is secure for the future.

Church proposes independent ombudsman to stop supermarkets squeezing farmers

Church proposes independent ombudsman to stop supermarkets squeezing farmersThe pursuit of cheap food coupled with the buying power of the big supermarkets is putting farming livelihoods at risk, the Church of England has told the Competition Commission.

Setting free the hearts and minds of young people: conference to explore Bicentenary themes

Setting free the hearts and minds of young people: conference to explore Bicentenary themesAn ecumenical conference for church youth workers will consider how the legacies of slavery in all its forms can still impact minority ethnic young people today, as the Bicentenary year of the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade comes to a close.

Government needs better case to extend detention of terrorist suspects

Government needs better case to extend detention of terrorist suspectsThe Government needs to produce a better case if it wishes to extend the time suspected terrorists can be detained without charge, according to the Church of England.

Billy Elliot shows churches how to follow God’s call

Billy Elliot shows churches how to follow God’s callChurches across England will be encouraged to look to the story of young ballet dancer Billy Elliot next Lent, through a new book which suggests using extracts from the popular film as a way of exploring the dynamics of discovering a special calling.

Transforming Worship gathers momentum with launch of online information portal

Transforming Worship gathers momentum with launch of online information portalA new website from the Church of England to help clergy, readers and all who help plan and lead worship was launched today.

Church confirms principles of protocol to review past child protection cases

Church confirms principles of protocol to review past child protection casesThe Church of England has today confirmed the broad principles for a protocol for the systematic review of past child protection cases, as announced by the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier this year.