Not just the economy: Bishops call for action to build a sustainable future for Europe
28 January 2010
A panel of senior Church of England bishops has told the EU that its plans for the next decade fail to reflect the needs of both the most disadvantaged and those 'ordinary citizens' who indirectly contribute to its financial and political viability.
Archbishop’s Holocaust Memorial Day statement 2010: The Legacy of Hope
27 January 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has issued a statement to mark National Holocaust Memorial Day, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Calm those wedding day jitters with power of prayer at wedding shows across the country
27 January 2010
Couples attending this year’s biggest wedding shows will be able to ask for prayer to calm their wedding day nerves – by visiting the Church of England’s stand and filling out a specially designed prayer postcard. A priest on the stand will promise to pray for the couple the week prior to their big day.
From self-help to God's help, with a five-week course drawing strength from God’s comfort and love
25 January 2010
When 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'
23 January 2010
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
22 January 2010
The 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
21 January 2010
The 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
20 January 2010
The 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
19 January 2010
Hundreds 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
18 January 2010
Debates 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.