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Women in the Episcopate draft Measure published

Women in the Episcopate draft Measure publishedThe General Synod will have its first opportunity to consider draft legislation enabling women to become bishops in the Church of England in February, having given in principle agreement to the shape of the legislative package in July. The Legislative Drafting Group on Women in the Episcopate, chaired by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch, Bishop of Manchester, has today published its further report and drafts of a Measure and associated Amending Canon, together with an illustrative draft Code of Practice and an Explanatory Memorandum.

Churches unwrapping fresh ways of celebrating Christmas

Churches unwrapping fresh ways of celebrating ChristmasParish churches and cathedrals across the Church of England are preparing for their busiest week of the year with puppets, beach huts, wrapping paper and live animals all playing their part in telling the story of Christ’s birth.

New-look website helps Lambeth Palace Library open virtual doors on more than 1,000 years of history

New-look website helps Lambeth Palace Library open virtual doors on more than 1,000 years of historyThe outstanding collections of Lambeth Palace Library, the historic library and record office of the Archbishops of Canterbury and the principal repository of the history of the Church of England, have been made more accessible with the launch of the Library's newly redesigned website www.lambethpalacelibrary.org.

‘Don’t leave it all to the BBC,’ churches argue

‘Don’t leave it all to the BBC,’ churches argueLeaving the BBC as the sole provider of public service media could lower media standards and provide less meaningful news, information and other content, the Church of England and the Catholic Conference of Bishops in England and Wales warned today in their joint response to Ofcom’s Second Consultation on Public Service Broadcasting.

Chief Finance Officer appointed for the National Church Institutions

Chief Finance Officer appointed for the National Church InstitutionsIan Theodoreson has been appointed as Chief Finance Officer for the National Church Institutions of the Church of England, including the Archbishops’ Council, the Church Commissioners for England and the Church of England Pensions Board.

Christingles shine out across CofE as special service celebrates the big 4-0

Christingles shine out across CofE as special service celebrates the big 4-0An estimated 1.1 million people will take part in Christingle services at Church of England churches, cathedrals and schools this Christmas – following a rise of 50 per cent in the last three years.

Young people present graffiti-style art to Archbishops’ Council at exciting ‘Dare To…’ event in London

Young people present graffiti-style art to Archbishops’ Council at exciting ‘Dare To…’ event in LondonEnthusiastic young people from dioceses all over England showcased the ambitious new ways they are doing mission at the ‘Dare To…’ event on 6th December at Church House in Westminster - whilst an artist captured the spirit of the day in a new piece of graffiti-style art.

Archbishop recommends a Spiritual MOT this Advent

Archbishop recommends a Spiritual MOT this AdventThe Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has added his voice to calls for people to rediscover waiting, recommending a Spiritual MOT in the latest podcast on the Church of England’s web-based Advent calendar, WhyWeAreWaiting.com.

Elections to the Church Commissioners

Elections to the Church CommissionersIn the recent round of nominations in elections to the Church Commissioners, four members of the House of Bishops and two Deans were duly nominated.