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Kicking off a team effort to grow churches: Training launched to extend warm welcome to people intrigued by church

Kicking off a team effort to grow churches: Training launched to extend warm welcome to people intrigued by churchTwo church growth consultants are encouraging churches across the country to set up 'Welcome Teams' as part of a drive make Church more 'sticky'.

Swine Flu: Archbishops' advice on sharing of Communion

Swine Flu: Archbishops' advice on sharing of CommunionThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York have today written to Bishops in the Church of England recommending the suspension of the sharing of the chalice at communion.

A wider wedding welcome for families - Church offers family-friendly weddings for couples with children

A wider wedding welcome for families - Church offers family-friendly weddings for couples with childrenThe Church of England has produced two new service guidelines which merge the marriage service with a thanksgiving for the gift of a child or with baptism. The Church hopes these new ideas will help churches show their welcome for couples with children, and give the whole family a special occasion and a new beginning.

College inspection report published: Oxford Partnership for Theological Education and Training

College inspection report published: Oxford Partnership for Theological Education and TrainingThe Church of England today publishes the inspection report on the Oxford Partnership for Theological Education and Training.

Bishop blesses compost toilet

Bishop blesses compost toiletRural churches with no running water are improving their facilities with the installation of cost-effective compost toilets. The latest environmentally friendly toilet, installed in an isolated church in Devon, has been blessed by the Bishop of Crediton, the Rt Revd Bob Evens.

Bishop’s Water Warning for Parliament on St Swithun’s Day

Bishop’s Water Warning for Parliament on St Swithun’s DayThe Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, Rt Revd George Cassidy, today joined representatives from the faith, community and voluntary sectors in lobbying Parliament for a fairer deal on water charges.

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Monday 13th July 2009

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Monday 13th July 2009

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Sunday 12th July 2009

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Sunday 12th July 2009

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Saturday 11th July 2009

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Saturday 11th July 2009

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Friday 10th July 2009 PM

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Friday 10th July 2009 PM
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