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Report highlights long-term role for missionary deacons

Report highlights long-term role for missionary deaconsThe role of deacons as missionaries to their communities should be taken more seriously, argues a report from the Church of England’s Faith and Order Advisory Group published this week.

Church welcomes 7.2 per cent increase in GCSE Religious Education entrants

Church welcomes 7.2 per cent increase in GCSE Religious Education entrantsMore than 171,000 GCSE students are opening envelopes to reveal their grades in Religious Education today, an increase of 7.2 per cent in those taking the full course since last year.

Lambeth Palace Library catalogue joins online research tool

Lambeth Palace Library catalogue joins online research toolThe printed book collection of Lambeth Palace Library - the historic library and record office of the Archbishops of Canterbury, and one of the oldest public libraries in the country – has made its debut on an online catalogue to improve access to its holdings for researchers across the globe.

Prayers for the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales

Prayers for the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of WalesThe Church of England has published two prayers on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The prayers, written by the Archbishop of Canterbury, will be used at the memorial service at the Guards Chapel on August 31st. They will also be available for use in churches around the country.

A-level Religious Studies entries increase for fourth year

A-level Religious Studies entries increase for fourth yearToday's A-level results mark the fourth successive rise in the number of entrants for Religious Studies A-level, with an increase of 4.4 per cent against 2006's figures. In addition, the figures show a 7.95 per cent increase in the number of entrants for AS level Religious Studies compared with a year ago.

Archbishop urges MPs to 'Do Nothing To Change Their Lives' this Summer (except to read a 100 Minute Bible)

Archbishop urges MPs to 'Do Nothing To Change Their Lives' this Summer (except to read a 100 Minute Bible)Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, is to send every MP in the country some summer reading: the 100-Minute Bible and a guide to slowing down.

Churches respond to foot and mouth anxieties in farming community

Churches respond to foot and mouth anxieties in farming communityLocal clergy and rural chaplains, working with the Farm Crisis Network, are providing pastoral care and support to farmers directly affected by the Protection and Surveillance Zones set up in Surrey following the local outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

Churches gather in Romania to share vision and hopes for Europe

Churches gather in Romania to share vision and hopes for EuropeThe Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, will lead the Church of England delegation for the Third European Ecumenical Assembly. The historic city of Sibiu will host some 2000 delegates from churches across Europe to share their vision and hopes for renewal and unity in Europe.

Read and hear all about it – monthly e-news bulletin and podcasts, too

Read and hear all about it – monthly e-news bulletin and podcasts, tooThe Church of England’s use of the internet is expanding with an electronic news bulletin and trial podcasts now available on this website.

Archbishop of York issues call for donations to flood disaster relief fund

Archbishop of York issues call for donations to flood disaster relief fundThe Archbishop of York today issued a call for donations to a special fund created for communities in urban areas hit by the recent floods.