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Election to the Business Committee of the General Synod

Election to the Business Committee of the General SynodThe Ven Julian Henderson has been elected to the General Synod's Business Committee.

Bishops’ office and working costs published (5)

Bishops’ office and working costs published (5)The 2008 office and working costs of bishops in the Church of England are published today. Figures for individual bishops were first published, for the year 2000, in December 2001. Bishops’ office and working costs were previously published as a total figure.

Young people communicate God’s love through ice-cream, surfing and socks – Youth Evangelism Fund primes the pumps

Young people communicate God’s love through ice-cream, surfing and socks – Youth Evangelism Fund primes the pumpsYoung people in Coventry Diocese are about to blend their love for God with their love of ice-cream by opening an ice-cream parlour, to give away ice-creams and host events for young people in the area who fancy a fun flavour of Church life.

Revision Committee on Women in the Episcopate (1)

Revision Committee on Women in the Episcopate (1)The Revision Committee established by the General Synod to consider the draft legislation on enabling women to become bishops in the Church of England today completed the first phase of its work. The Committee has further meetings planned between now and December and is aiming to complete its task by Christmas so that its report can be debated in full Synod in February and the draft legislation begin its Revision Stage in full Synod.

Conference to explore the future of the countryside

Conference to explore the future of the countrysideA major conference is to bring together leading thinkers on rural economies, planning, policy and mission to explore the sustainability of rural communities and their churches.

Church welcomes government commitment on ‘rain tax’

Church welcomes government commitment on ‘rain tax’The Minister's promise to “. . . legislate to allow water companies to run concessionary schemes (for churches, sports clubs and youth organisations) so they can get on with doing a great job instead of worrying about unaffordable bills” will be very welcome to many churches, Scout and Guide groups, amateur sports clubs and others.

Churches hosting the whole wedding day - wedding-with-reception package saves time and money, say couples

Churches hosting the whole wedding day - wedding-with-reception package saves time and money, say couplesMore churches should be saying yes to couples who want their whole wedding day - ceremony and reception - in church, say two Church of England bishops.

Rose Castle, Carlisle

Rose Castle, CarlisleThe Church Commissioners, following an extensive review of Rose Castle, have deemed the property no longer to be suitable as the see house for future Bishops of Carlisle.

Response to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Interim Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Assisted Suicide

Response to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Interim Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Assisted Suicide

In great shape – but for how long?

In great shape – but for how long?English cathedrals have never been in better condition nor better cared for.  Yet they may soon be at risk.  That’s the paradoxical conclusion of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England in its Annual Review 2008, published today.