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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.

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.
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