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Bishop of Woolwich appointed Bishop for Urban Life and Faith

Bishop of Woolwich appointed Bishop for Urban Life and FaithThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York are delighted to announce the appointment of the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun as Bishop for Urban Life and Faith. Bishop Christopher will fulfill this role alongside his ministry as Bishop of Woolwic,h drawing on his experience as an urban practitioner. He succeeds the Rt Revd Stephen Lowe who retired last year.

Church calls for BBC to go back to the future in its public service mission

Church calls for BBC to go back to the future in its public service missionThe BBC's proposed return to its core public service mission is a welcome 'homecoming' that should herald output appealing to the broadest possible range of audiences, according to the Church of England.

Stage set for key July debates on legislation to enable women to be bishops

Stage set for key July debates on legislation to enable women to be bishopsThe Church of England has today published the 142-page report of the Revision Committee that has been considering in detail the draft legislation to enable women to become bishops in the Church of England. Also published is an amended version of the draft, eleven clause Measure and associated draft Amending Canon.

Churches appoint new Safeguarding Adviser

Churches appoint new Safeguarding AdviserElizabeth Hall has been appointed to the post of Safeguarding Adviser for the Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain.

Church Commissioners' 2009 results confirm long-term growth - level of support to the Church to be maintained

Church Commissioners' 2009 results confirm long-term growth - level of support to the Church to be maintained

Church can't afford to ignore children's spirituality, argues researcher

Church can't afford to ignore children's spirituality, argues researcherMinistering to children's spirituality is a core function for the Church rather than a luxury add-on, argues Dr Rebecca Nye in a new book from the Church of England's official publishers.

Responding to God’s calling through life’s changing seasons - additional resources for Vocations Sunday

Responding to God’s calling through life’s changing seasons - additional resources for Vocations SundayPeople can reach a crossroads in their life for many reasons and wonder what is next - so new resources for Vocations Sunday 2010 (25th April) have been made available, alongside existing resources, to help congregation members, church groups, and website visitors, explore the theme of responding to God's calling, in the world and in the Church.

Bishops mark 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration to stimulate debate on Europe’s future

Bishops mark 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration to stimulate debate on Europe’s future2010 marks the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, the founding document of the European Coal and Steel Community which over time developed to become the European Union of today.

Resourcing those with a 'big heart' seeking election to the new General Synod

Resourcing those with a 'big heart' seeking election to the new General SynodMore than one national election is taking place this year. A campaign is launched today to encourage "people with a very big heart" to stand for election to the General Synod of the Church of England.

Strategic Defence Review can be a healthy stimulant to a long overdue national conversation about the identity of our country

Strategic Defence Review can be a healthy stimulant to a long overdue national conversation about the identity of our countryThe Mission and Public Affairs Council of the Church of England has welcomed the Ministry of Defence’s Green Paper ahead of the Strategic Defence Review as a healthy stimulant to a long overdue national conversation about the identity of our country, its nature, its interests, its duties and its direction in a dark, volatile and troubled new world. All political parties are committed to holding the Review after the general election.