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New prayer for current financial situation published on CofE website

New prayer for current financial situation published on CofE websiteA new prayer published on the Church of England website aims to help people caught up in the current difficult financial situation.

Thousands accept invite back to church - as bishops do some underground research into churchgoing

Thousands accept invite back to church - as bishops do some underground research into churchgoingMore than 30,000 ‘VIPs’ are set to grace the ‘red carpet’ leading to 3,000 local churches this Sunday (28th September) following a mass co-ordinated effort led by the Church of England to encourage churches to offer an extra-special welcome to newcomers and ‘returners’.

Church launches children’s national hero hunt

Church launches children’s national hero huntThe Bishop of Middleton, the Rt Revd Mark Davies, is launching the first ever poll to find the UK's 'most heroic job' as part of the Church's Halloween Choice campaign.

Church of England marks Darwin’s contribution to science as bicentenary approaches

Church of England marks Darwin’s contribution to science as bicentenary approachesThe Church of England has developed a new section of its website to mark the approaching bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth in 1809, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species' in 1859. As media interest grows in the bicentenary, the pages analyse Darwin’s faith and his relationship with the Church of England. A new essay by the Revd Dr Malcolm Brown, Director of Mission and Public Affairs, gives a personal view of Darwin’s contribution to science, whilst warning of social misapplications of his theories.

Worshipping the God of the Gospel: Liturgical Commission stages inaugural Evangelical Worship Consultation

Worshipping the God of the Gospel: Liturgical Commission stages inaugural Evangelical Worship ConsultationThe Church of England yesterday (Monday 15th September) hosted the first in a series of consultation events with worship leaders from leading evangelical Anglican churches.

New Bishop of Aston announced

New Bishop of Aston announcedThe new Bishop of Aston, announced today by Downing Street, will be the Revd Andrew Watson. He will succeed the Rt Revd John Austin who died in 2007 following his retirement as Bishop of Aston in 2005.

Church advertises prayer for ‘Moody Monday’ as survey speaks weight of September burdens

Church advertises prayer for ‘Moody Monday’ as survey speaks weight of September burdensThe Church of England has taken the unprecedented step of taking out advertising space in a major newspaper to soothe commuters travelling into work this morning – as schools and workplaces get back to the daily grind after the summer holiday season.

‘For richer for poorer’ most wanted by brides and grooms to be - Church trials ‘wedding workshop’ approach to new marriage mobility

‘For richer for poorer’ most wanted by brides and grooms to be - Church trials ‘wedding workshop’ approach to new marriage mobilityCouples preparing for their wedding day want the vows to be at the heart of their planning more than anything else – according to new research by the Archbishops’ Council’s Weddings Project. Extensive research among newly weds – published in this week’s Church Times – also reveals 9 out of 10 rated their church wedding experience as good to excellent.

Don't Stop at the Lights: Church plan for a year of action on tackling climate change

Don't Stop at the Lights: Church plan for a year of action on tackling climate changeA new guide from the Church of England offers church leaders a template for a year-long programme of practical action to reduce their congregations' carbon footprints, as energy prices head upwards.

Church welcomes tenth annual increase in GCSE Religious Education entrants with special prayers for those considering options

Church welcomes tenth annual increase in GCSE Religious Education entrants with special prayers for those considering optionsReligious Education has grown in popularity among GCSE students again this year.