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Bishops’ office and working costs published

Bishops’ office and working costs publishedThe 2009 office and working costs of bishops in the Church of England are published today. Figures for individual bishops were first published, for the year 2000, in December 2001. Bishops’ office and working costs were previously published as a total figure.

Church of England publishes latest statistics on web

Church of England publishes latest statistics on webThe Church of England has today published its latest information about parish income and expenditure and trends in ministry numbers in Church Statistics 2008/9. The attendance statistics included were published in February 2010.

Lack of affordable housing could undermine the future of the countryside, bishop warns

Lack of affordable housing could undermine the future of the countryside, bishop warnsThe 50 per cent cut in capital investment for affordable homes, announced in last week’s comprehensive spending review, could leave nearly half a million rural households without housing in the next quarter of a century – and risks a reversal in the hard-won five year fall in homelessness, the Rt Rev Dr Alan Smith, Bishop of St Albans, will tell leading thinkers on rural economies, planning, policy and mission in rural communities, next week.

Statement from the Bishop of London on the Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme

Statement from the Bishop of London on the Listed Places of Worship Grants SchemeWelcoming the announcement by the Department for Culture Media and Sport that the Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme, which reimburses VAT on repairs to listed places of worship, will continue, the Rt Revd Richard Chartres, Bishop of London and Chair of the Church Heritage Forum, said:

Bishop of Carlisle appointed as Lead Bishop on Healthcare Issues

Bishop of Carlisle appointed as Lead Bishop on Healthcare IssuesThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York have announced the appointment of the Bishop of Carlisle, The Rt Revd James Newcome, as lead bishop on healthcare issues.

Vision Tour shows churches that 2012 Olympics are about More Than Gold

Vision Tour shows churches that 2012 Olympics are about More Than GoldThe Church of England’s Olympic and Paralympic Executive Coordinator, the Revd Canon Duncan Green, is encouraging church leaders to attend one of a series of briefings touring the UK in October and November organised by More Than Gold, the ecumenical organisation which aims to support, enthuse and resource churches of all denominations in the way they use the 2012 Olympics as a catalyst to mission.

‘Patient-centred’ care ought not to be interpreted as ‘self-centred’ care - Mission and Public Affairs Council’s response to the White Paper ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS’

‘Patient-centred’ care ought not to be interpreted as ‘self-centred’ care - Mission and Public Affairs Council’s response to the White Paper ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS’The Mission and Public Affairs Council of the Church of England has published its response to the White Paper ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS’.

Life changing community projects funded to tune of £ ½ million

Life changing community projects funded to tune of £ ½ millionFour years ago Beryl could hardly read or write. Thanks to a life-changing literacy skills project supported by the Church and Community Fund (CCF) awards, her life has been turned around.

Statement regarding intermediate cuts to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

Statement regarding intermediate cuts to the Listed Places of Worship Grant SchemeThe Archbishops' Council's Cathedrals and Church Buildings Division has issued a statement following the Department of Culture, Media and Sport's announcement today regarding intermediate cuts to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme (LPWGS).

Women in the episcopate: working group for preparation of draft statutory code of practice

Women in the episcopate: working group for preparation of draft statutory code of practiceThe membership has been announced today of a working group established by the House of Bishops' Standing Committee to advise the House on the preparation of a draft statutory code of practice.
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