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General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Saturday 10th July 2010 PM

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Saturday 10th July 2010 PMDetail of business from Saturday afternoon.

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Friday 9th July 2010 PM

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Friday 9th July 2010 PMDetails of business from friday afternoon.

Full text of Book of Common Prayer available online for first time

Full text of Book of Common Prayer available online for first timeFollowing the publication of Common Worship on the Church of England website, the Archbishops’ Council has added the full text of The Book of Common Prayer to the worship pages of the site.

New Yew at Lambeth Palace

New Yew at Lambeth PalaceThe Bishop of London the Rt Revd Richard Chartres has planted a yew tree in the gardens of Lambeth Palace to celebrate the UN International Year of Biodiversity.

Financing clergy retirement housing

Financing clergy retirement housingThe Church of England Pensions Board has today announced that it has entered into a £50m loan agreement with Santander Corporate Banking to provide the finance needed over the next 3-4 years to assist clergy with their retirement accommodation. It is envisaged that further tranches of finance will be arranged in the future to enable the scheme to continue.

Church of England backs English Heritage call on Government to support local efforts to maintain England’s architectural heritage

Church of England backs English Heritage call on Government to support local efforts to maintain England’s architectural heritageThe Church of England, through the fundraising and hard work of its congregations, keeps thousands of historic buildings not only in good condition but also open to the public for worship and, increasingly, a growing range of community activities.

Bishops' call for 'hopeful realists' to serve the common good

Bishops' call for 'hopeful realists' to serve the common goodChristians are called to be "hopeful realists" about the state of the world, politics and economics, "living thankfully" while challenging unjust systems and regimes.

Bishops encouraged to go back to school to mark big birthday of church schools

Bishops encouraged to go back to school to mark big birthday of church schoolsPreparations for celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Church of England opening the first free schools in England and Wales begin in earnest this week, with the launch of a website, www.natsoc200.org.uk.

Bishops highlight unchanging duty to share the Good News

Bishops highlight unchanging duty to share the Good NewsThe Church of England’s long history of witnessing to the unique significance of Jesus Christ is a duty that continues in today’s multi-faith environment, reiterates a new report.

Full agenda published for July General Synod sessions at York University

Full agenda published for July General Synod sessions at York UniversityKey debates centre on women bishops' legislation, while other subjects include clergy pensions, clergy terms of service, relations with the Church of Scotland, the status of deaneries and resources for Fresh Expressions in sessions of the Church of England's 'parliament', the General Synod, to be held in York from July 9th to 13th.