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Don’t just send a card, spend time with Dad this Fathers’ Day

Don’t just send a card, spend time with Dad this Fathers’ DayThe Church of England is celebrating 100 years of Fathers’ Day by encouraging children, of all ages, to spend time with their father, following new research revealing that families are nearly twice as likely to mark the occasion by sending a card than spending quality time together.

Pensions Board Secretary honoured

Pensions Board Secretary honouredAmong those honoured in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours is Michael Geoffrey Shaun Farrell, Secretary & Chief Executive of the Church of England Pensions Board, awarded the OBE ‘for services to the Church of England’.

Make it a service with a smile and have a ‘paparazzi moment’ – new guidance for giving wedding guests a day to remember, too

Make it a service with a smile and have a ‘paparazzi moment’ – new guidance for giving wedding guests a day to remember, tooWeddings are a special day for guests, too, and with over 40 per cent of people attending a church wedding every year the Archbishops' Council's Weddings Project has drawn on extensive feedback from more then 700 vicars to develop new resources to optimise guests’ wedding day experience.

Church national investing bodies approve ethical investment policy on investments in the defence sector

Church national investing bodies approve ethical investment policy on investments in the defence sectorThe Church of England’s national investing bodies have agreed an ethical investment policy on investments in the defence sector recommended by the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group.

‘Five a day’ a luxury, challenges Bishop of St Albans

‘Five a day’ a luxury, challenges Bishop of St AlbansThe Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Alan Smith swapped snacks for seeds at a Church of England secondary school today with a summer challenge – get growing for harvest and don’t take ‘five a day’ for granted.

Statements from Cumbria church leaders on the shootings in West Cumbria

Statements from Cumbria church leaders on the shootings in West Cumbria'Our long search for answers': Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Revd James Newcome, responds to shootings in West Cumbria.

Helping parishes and dioceses across the Church of England: Church Commissioners publish 2009 Report & Accounts

Helping parishes and dioceses across the Church of England: Church Commissioners publish 2009 Report & AccountsThe Church Commissioners today publish their full Annual Report and Accounts for 2009.

The Church of England offers prayers for the World Cup

The Church of England offers prayers for the World CupAs England face Mexico with less than three weeks to their opening match against the USA in South Africa, the Church of England has published three prayers for the World Cup: two for the teams, the hosts and the fans - and one for those not interested.

Birds and the bees at Lambeth

Birds and the bees at LambethWho was on the throne when the fig tree was planted? How many fruits grow in the garden?* Just two of the questions for visitors following the Archbishop’s nature trail and quiz at today’s Open Garden event at Lambeth Palace designed to reveal the wealth of wildlife in the historic gardens and grounds.

Women in the episcopate - House of Bishops’ statement

Women in the episcopate - House of Bishops’ statementAt its meeting in York on 17/18 May, the House of Bishops discussed the Revision Committee’s report on the draft legislation to enable women to become bishops.