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What are you surfing for?

What are you surfing for?The Church of England is increasingly using a range of new media in order to enhance its web presence. So, the webmasters of the national Church of England web-site, recognising the need to engage directly with visitors to the site, have launched an on-line survey to gather visitors’ views.

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Monday 9th February 2009 PM

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Monday 9th February 2009 PM

Dioceses Commission begins review of structures

Dioceses Commission begins review of structuresFurther provisions of the Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007 come into force on 1 February. The Measure makes it a duty of the Dioceses Commission to review the provincial and diocesan structure of the Church of England, including the size, boundaries and number of provinces and dioceses, and arrangements for episcopal ministry. It will also have the power to draw up reorganization schemes.

Elections to the Church Commissioners (1)

Elections to the Church Commissioners (1)In its current round of quinquennial elections to the Church Commissioners, the General Synod has appointed three clerical and four lay members.

Latest from Bishops in the House of Lords on C of E website

Latest from Bishops in the House of Lords on C of E websiteThe work of bishops in the House of Lords is highlighted today in a new section on the Church of England website with up to date links to their contributions in debates. The new area includes background on bishops in the Lords and individual pages for each bishop, listing their interests as well as the web links to Hansard reports on their contributions to debates.

Church of England opposes proposed increases in stakes and prizes for gaming machines

Church of England opposes proposed increases in stakes and prizes for gaming machinesThe Mission and Public Affairs Council of the Church of England (MPA) has opposed Government proposals to double the stakes and prizes for fruit machines and even larger increases for 'crane-grab' machines.

New Chair for Central Readers’ Council

New Chair for Central Readers’ CouncilThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York have jointly appointed the Rt Revd Robert Paterson, Bishop of Sodor and Man, to chair the Central Readers’ Council with effect from the end of April 2009.

Christian scholars call for New Year’s resolution to daily prayer

Christian scholars call for New Year’s resolution to daily prayerRenowned Christian authors behind the latest in a series of Bible notes from the Church of England, released today, have called for Christians to reconsider the time and energy they spend on daily Bible study and prayer in the same way as they might be reassessing other areas of their lives at the beginning of the year.

Church makes Lent a family affair with launch of next ‘Love Life Live Lent’

Church makes Lent a family affair with launch of next ‘Love Life Live Lent’The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Dr Rowan Williams and Dr John Sentamu, are encouraging families to share in simple acts of kindness together during this Lent.

Statement from Chair of Church of England’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns on the inauguration of the new American President

Statement from Chair of Church of England’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns on the inauguration of the new American PresidentAt a meeting last week, the Church of England’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns discussed the impact of the election of the new American President, reflected in the following statement from the committee's chair.