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Nation's children reveal most heroic job in run-up-to Halloween

Nation's children reveal most heroic job in run-up-to HalloweenThe nation's most heroic role is that of a parent, according to a national poll of children run by the Church of England and The Children's Society.

Online portal supports 'Partners in World Development' across the Church of England

Online portal supports 'Partners in World Development' across the Church of EnglandA new website launched today (24th) will help link up the Church of England's extensive national network of local campaigners on world development issues to help amplify the Church's voice on crucial global topics.

Statistics show increased ordinations, vocations and giving

Statistics show increased ordinations, vocations and givingNew Church of England statistics have been published today alongside confirmation of attendance figures released earlier this year.

Next Bishop of Sheffield announced

Next Bishop of Sheffield announcedNo.10 Downing Street announces today the appointment of the Revd Dr Steven John Lindsey Croft, currently Archbishops' Missioner and Leader of the Fresh Expressions team, as the next Bishop of Sheffield.

Expert advice for churches employing a youth or children’s worker

Expert advice for churches employing a youth or children’s workerA practical guide for parishes considering employing someone to work with children or young people has been released by Church House Publishing.

Majority says parents should have the opportunity to choose faith-based schools, poll shows

Majority says parents should have the opportunity to choose faith-based schools, poll showsThe majority of the population – including those who do not see themselves as Christian – agree that parents should be able to choose a state-run school for their child based on their own religious, moral or philosophical considerations, a major survey released today has found.

Thousands turn to online prayer and advice as financial situation worsens

Thousands turn to online prayer and advice as financial situation worsensWeb users looking for support during the current financial situation have boosted traffic to a Church of England website section focusing on debt advice by over 70 per cent, and increased visitor numbers to the Church’s online prayer page by more than a quarter.

Bishop of Leicester's tips help vicars welcome brides-to-be as the Church takes a stand at the National Wedding Show

Bishop of Leicester's tips help vicars welcome brides-to-be as the Church takes a stand at the National Wedding ShowA team of vicars led by the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Tim Stevens, is set to welcome thousands of brides-to-be this weekend at the National Wedding Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

New term brings new team joining Church’s education specialists

New term brings new team joining Church’s education specialistsThe appointment of three senior members of the staff of the Board of Education, the body responsible for developing education policy for the national Church, have been announced today.

Bishops north and south herald new dawn for church weddings – more marriages ahead for Church of England as new law launches today

Bishops north and south herald new dawn for church weddings – more marriages ahead for Church of England as new law launches todayThe Bishop of Reading, Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, is holding a special wedding breakfast today with a gospel choir singing wedding favourites and brides- and grooms-to-be at St Laurence’s Church, Reading, to celebrate the launch of the Church of England Marriage Measure, and showcase the accompanying wedding planning resource www.yourchurchwedding.org, while the Bishop of Bradford, Rt Revd David James, is talking about why marriage is good for you in an advertising feature in the Yorkshire Post Newspaper.