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Back to Church Sunday 2008 welcomes back 37,000

Back to Church Sunday 2008 welcomes back 37,000Back to Church Sunday is celebrating another rise in the numbers drawn back to church by the event this year as organisers gather in London for a special event at Lambeth Palace.

Christmas with a twist: Bishop calls for 'go slow' this Advent to savour the season

Christmas with a twist: Bishop calls for 'go slow' this Advent to savour the seasonA Church of England bishop has penned a book which aims to be just the tonic for the frenetic activity of Advent – even suggesting cutting up the credit card, making friends a simple homemade gift, and pruning the Christmas card list to those you really care about.

Rediscover the benefits of waiting this Advent

Rediscover the benefits of waiting this AdventChurch leaders are encouraging people to rediscover the forgotten joys and deeper benefits of waiting for the things they want with the launch of an online Advent calendar produced by the Church of England.

New Chair announced for Board of Education and National Society Council

New Chair announced for Board of Education and National Society CouncilThe Rt Revd John Saxbee, Bishop of Lincoln, has accepted the invitation of the Archbishops of Canterbury, York and Wales to chair the Church of England Board of Education and the National Society Council.

Royal Mail receives Church of England’s stamp of approval

Royal Mail receives Church of England’s stamp of approvalThe Church of England has warmly welcomed the Royal Mail’s decision this year to issue Christmas stamps with a Christian theme in parallel to their ‘Pantomime’ series.

Churches gear up for Year of the Child 2009

Churches gear up for Year of the Child 2009Church leaders are being encouraged to help make 2009 'a year to remember' for young people and the Church with the launch of an interdenominational Year of the Child.

Synod members put questions to church bodies

Synod members put questions to church bodiesThe Church of England’s General Synod has held its third virtual question time. The text of all 28 Questions and Answers is now available on the Church of England web site.

Roman Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Church of England House of Bishops join together for second bi-lateral meeting

Roman Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Church of England House of Bishops join together for second bi-lateral meetingThe Church of England House of Bishops and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales are joining together for a second bi-lateral meeting, this time at Lambeth Palace, today, Monday, November 17. In 2006, they met together in Leeds for study and worship.

Church issues 'book of records' as guidance for diocesan officers

Church issues 'book of records' as guidance for diocesan officersNew guidance has been published to support diocesan offices in managing the huge volume of files, paperwork and other correspondence they deal with.

God's world is a gift on trust: Theme for Education Sunday 2009 announced

God's world is a gift on trust: Theme for Education Sunday 2009 announcedChurches are being encouraged to 'save the date' for next year's Education Sunday – which will highlight the role of schools and colleges in helping young people lead lives that recognise the vital importance of caring for God’s creation.
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