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Cathedrals set to welcome thousands to mark 'death and life' story of Easter

Cathedrals set to welcome thousands to mark 'death and life' story of EasterCathedrals preparing for Easter will be buoyed today by new figures showing that the number of worshippers attending cathedral services across the average week has increased by 24 per cent since 2000.

Church publishes prayers for voters ahead of the General Election

Church publishes prayers for voters ahead of the General ElectionThe Church of England has published prayers to help voters as they consider their options in the forthcoming General Election. The prayers remind voters that they can make a difference, ask that the concerns of all may be heard and seek protection from despair and cynicism.

College follow-up inspection report published

College follow-up inspection report publishedThe Church of England today publishes the follow-up inspection report on one of its ministerial training colleges: Wycliffe Hall. Follow-up reports summarize what action has been taken in response to the recommendations made in the earlier inspection report.

Next Bishop of Chelmsford comes home “hungry for us to be a church that connects with every person and every community”

Next Bishop of Chelmsford comes home “hungry for us to be a church that connects with every person and every community”The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Reading, has been nominated by Her Majesty the Queen as Bishop of Chelmsford in succession to The Right Reverend John Gladwin. He will be the tenth Bishop of Chelmsford.

Crucial third sector role for Church of England

Crucial third sector role for Church of EnglandThe third sector, including the Church of England, has a crucial role to play in using its voice to increase public demand for government action to make low carbon options available and attractive to the public.

Dying Matters Awareness Week – Church encourages people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement

Dying Matters Awareness Week – Church encourages people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement

Cherish your churchyard

Cherish your churchyardThousands of growing churches are preparing to celebrate Cherishing Churchyards Week this June as part of the UN’s International Year of Biodiversity.

Green Paper on Rights and Responsibilities could do better

Green Paper on Rights and Responsibilities could do betterThe Church of England has warned that basic human rights cannot be made contingent on the exercise of responsibilities. In a response to the Ministry of Justice Green Paper on Rights and Responsibilities, the Mission and Public Affairs Council argues that connecting rights too closely with responsibilities risks undermining the inalienable nature of fundamental human rights.

Inspection report on ministerial training institute published

Inspection report on ministerial training institute publishedThe Church of England today publishes the inspection report on one of its ministerial training institutes: the South East Institute for Theological Education.

Response to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide

Response to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting SuicideThe Mission and Public Affairs Division of the Church of England has responded to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide.