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From self-help to God's help, with a five-week course drawing strength from God’s comfort and love

From self-help to God's help, with a five-week course drawing strength from God’s comfort and loveWhen life takes us through difficult times, we should escape the loneliness of self-help and draw on the assurance of God’s love and strength – that’s the theme of A Way Through the Wilderness, the latest study course from renowned theologian Dr Paula Gooder.

Equality Bill: 'Churches must not face further restrictions'

Equality Bill: 'Churches must not face further restrictions'A statement on the Equality Bill by the Rt Revd Michael Scott-Joynt, Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Revd Michael Langrish, Bishop of Exeter and Chair of the Churches Legislation Advisory Service and Rt Revd Peter Forster, Bishop of Chester.

Provisional attendance figures for 2008 released: attending a local CofE church is part of a typical week for 1.1 million people

Provisional attendance figures for 2008 released: attending a local CofE church is part of a typical week for 1.1 million peopleThe latest local church attendance figures from the Church of England show that around 1.7 million people continue to attend Church of England services each month.

Getting the call: Education Sunday just around the corner

Getting the call: Education Sunday just around the cornerThe last Sunday in January (31st) marks Education Sunday, when churches across the country will consider what it means to be 'called to serve'.

Church welcomes recommendation on cathedral funding

Church welcomes recommendation on cathedral fundingThe Church of England has welcomed a recommendation from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts that cathedrals should receive direct funding from Government. The recommendation is contained in the Committee's newly-published report on Promoting Participation with the Historic Environment.

Unwired for sound: Church joins campaign for compensation for organisations "evicted" from special events frequency

Unwired for sound: Church joins campaign for compensation for organisations "evicted" from special events frequencyHundreds of churches could face bills to replace or retune sound equipment rendered useless by changes to the way that radio frequencies are allocated, prompting the CofE to join a campaign to press Government for adequate compensation.

Full agenda published for February's General Synod

Full agenda published for February's General SynodDebates on children and young people, mission, TV coverage of religion, science and religious belief, church buildings, relations with the Anglican Church in North America, clergy pensions and legislation feature in sessions of the Church of England’s '[parliament', the General Synod, to be held in London from February 8th to 12th.

Bishop responds to ‘Blue Monday’ with post-Christmas prayer selection box

Bishop responds to ‘Blue Monday’ with post-Christmas prayer selection boxA Church of England bishop will today take to the streets of Oxford to offer hope to city residents and workers facing up to the 'gloomiest day of the year'.

Church of England supports moves to enforce Groceries Supply Code of Practice

Church of England supports moves to enforce Groceries Supply Code of PracticeThe announcement that the Department for Business Innovation and Skills has accepted the Competition Commission’s recommendation for a body to enforce the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) has been warmly welcomed by the Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Revd Michael Langrish, and the Chairman of the Church of England's Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG), John Reynolds.

Church of England contributes further to dialogue on death and dying by joining Dying Matters Coalition

Church of England contributes further to dialogue on death and dying by joining Dying Matters CoalitionThe Church of England has joined more than 1,000 organisations in the national Dying Matters Coalition. Led by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), working closely with the Department of Health (DH) and other key stakeholders, the coalition aims to promote public awareness around death, dying and bereavement.