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Archbishops’ statement on swine flu

Archbishops’ statement on swine fluThe Archbishops have issued updated guidance on the use of the chalice during the sharing of Holy Communion.

Independent research shows ‘faith schools’ promote community cohesion and equality

Independent research shows ‘faith schools’ promote community cohesion and equalitySecondary schools with a religious foundation contribute significantly and substantially more to the promotion of community cohesion and the provision of equality of opportunity for students than other schools, according to new research.

Back to Church Sunday 2009: a warm welcome to 82,000 people across UK

Back to Church Sunday 2009: a warm welcome to 82,000 people across UKChurch of England churches welcomed back 53,000 people on Back to Church Sunday 2009, a 71 per cent increase on 2008.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu launches CofE online Advent calendar

Archbishop Desmond Tutu launches CofE online Advent calendarTake five minutes to change the world this Advent.

New Chair for Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns

New Chair for Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican ConcernsThe Venerable Danny Kajumba has been appointed as the new Chair of the Archbishops’ Council’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns.

Response to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Consultation on the interim policy for prosecutors on assisted suicide

Response to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Consultation on the interim policy for prosecutors on assisted suicideIt is essential that assisted suicide is never deemed to be acceptable or commendable, the Church of England has said in response to the Director of Public Prosecutions' consultation on an interim policy for prosecutors on assisted suicide. While some people will believe that they may best express genuine compassion by assisting a loved one to commit suicide, it says, compassion is best expressed by making every effort to dissuade them, not by assisting them.

Elections to the CofE Pensions Board (1)

Elections to the CofE Pensions Board (1)Results of elections to the Church of England Pensions Board.

Use cash not credit cards, say new videocasts helping Christmas shoppers stay on budget

Use cash not credit cards, say new videocasts helping Christmas shoppers stay on budgetLeave your credit cards at home and use cash when you are Christmas shopping if you want to stick to your budget - that’s the advice from Dr John Preston, the Church of England’s National Stewardship Officer, in the first of three new videocasts helping people enjoy Christmas without getting into debt.

Revision Committee on Women in the Episcopate

Revision Committee on Women in the EpiscopateLatest update from the Revision Committee on Women in the Episcopate.

Thousands of church school pupils get ready to mark inaugural inter faith week

Thousands of church school pupils get ready to mark inaugural inter faith weekStudents and staff at many of the Church of England's 4,700 schools will be joining in the UK's first inter faith week.