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‘Patient-centred’ care ought not to be interpreted as ‘self-centred’ care - Mission and Public Affairs Council’s response to the White Paper ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS’

‘Patient-centred’ care ought not to be interpreted as ‘self-centred’ care - Mission and Public Affairs Council’s response to the White Paper ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS’The Mission and Public Affairs Council of the Church of England has published its response to the White Paper ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS’.

Life changing community projects funded to tune of £ ½ million

Life changing community projects funded to tune of £ ½ millionFour years ago Beryl could hardly read or write. Thanks to a life-changing literacy skills project supported by the Church and Community Fund (CCF) awards, her life has been turned around.

Statement regarding intermediate cuts to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

Statement regarding intermediate cuts to the Listed Places of Worship Grant SchemeThe Archbishops' Council's Cathedrals and Church Buildings Division has issued a statement following the Department of Culture, Media and Sport's announcement today regarding intermediate cuts to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme (LPWGS).

Women in the episcopate: working group for preparation of draft statutory code of practice

Women in the episcopate: working group for preparation of draft statutory code of practiceThe membership has been announced today of a working group established by the House of Bishops' Standing Committee to advise the House on the preparation of a draft statutory code of practice.

New Chair for Board of Education and National Society Council

New Chair for Board of Education and National Society CouncilThe Rt Revd John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford, has accepted the invitation of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to chair the Church of England Board of Education and the National Society Council.

Generation Y has a faint cultural memory of Christianity but is not hostile towards religion, five-year study reveals

Generation Y has a faint cultural memory of Christianity but is not hostile towards religion, five-year study revealsYoung people have not inherited the rebellious hostility to the Church of their parents' generation, although for many of them religion is irrelevant for day-to-day living. These are two of the findings of an informative new book The Faith of Generation Y, authored by Sylvia Collins-Mayo, Bob Mayo, Sally Nash with the Bishop of Coventry, Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth.

Children should be allowed at wedding ceremonies – survey results solve a common wedding-planning puzzle

Children should be allowed at wedding ceremonies – survey results solve a common wedding-planning puzzle'To invite or not to invite young children?' to weddings is a big question for couples planning their big day - but a new survey conducted by the Church of England's wedding show promotions team suggests a majority of people agree with the Church that children should be welcome at the ceremony.

Bishop welcomes first Easter Egg to mention Jesus on box

Bishop welcomes first Easter Egg to mention Jesus on boxThe Bishop of Manchester has welcomed the launch of The Real Easter Egg, the UK's first and only Easter egg to mention Jesus on the box. And he is asking church schools to put in an order before Christmas.

Women in the episcopate draft legislation referred to dioceses

Women in the episcopate draft legislation referred to diocesesDioceses have until Monday, 14 November, 2011, to debate and vote on draft legislation that would allow the consecration of women as bishops, according to documents published this week.

Cathedral bell rings 492 times for lost species

Cathedral bell rings 492 times for lost speciesPeterborough Cathedral will ring its tolling bell 492 times tomorrow (September 22) in tune with the crucial UN Biodiversity talks in New York – one toll for each animal and plant species that England has lost.