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News and updates from St Paul's Cathedral, London

News and updates from St Paul's Cathedral, LondonThe London Diocesan website is hosting all the latest news and statements about the situation at St Paul's.

Formal consultation begins on reorganisation of West Yorkshire dioceses

Formal consultation begins on reorganisation of West Yorkshire diocesesThe Dioceses Commission has begun the formal consultation phase of its proposals for the Yorkshire dioceses with the publication of a Draft Dioceses of Bradford, Ripon and Leeds and Wakefield Reorganisation Scheme. Consultation on the Draft Scheme will run until 30 April, 2012 and follows consideration of more than 140 written responses to the Commission’s initial vision for the Yorkshire dioceses in its December 2010 report.

Bishops’ office and working costs published

Bishops’ office and working costs publishedThe 2010 office and working costs of bishops in the Church of England are published today (27 October). 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.

New Human Resources software for the Church of England

New Human Resources software for the Church of EnglandA new human resources database software for the Church of England is launched today (19th Oct). When fully operational, Resourcelink Aurora will enhance the efficiency and management of much of the central administration of people systems, replacing software which is now 20 years old.

Church of England launch guide to commissioning new art for churches

Church of England launch guide to commissioning new art for churchesThe Church Buildings Council of the Church of England launch their Guide on Commissioning New Art for Churches today (Wednesday, October 19, 2011) at St Stephen Walbrook, London (EC4N 8BN), to encourage parishes to embark on the adventure of commissioning new art for their churches.

Church schools provide “biggest possible picture” for good citizenship

Church schools provide “biggest possible picture” for good citizenshipThe Archbishop of Canterbury today spoke of the importance of church schools in providing an environment for children to become good citizens, at a Westminster Abbey service to celebrate 200 years of church schools.

The Church of England and 'Time to Change' join forces to tackle the stigma of mental illness

The Church of England and 'Time to Change' join forces to tackle the stigma of mental illnessTo mark World Mental Health Day, a new joint initiative was launched at Church House, Westminster this week between the Church of England and the ‘Time to Change’ Campaign.

Joint project is solving church bat problems

Joint project is solving church bat problemsA joint project by Natural England and the Church of England, researching how to deal with the serious heritage and conservation issues around bats in churches, has set off to a flying start.

Inspection reports published

Inspection reports publishedThe Church of England has in recent months published inspection reports on eight of its ministerial training institutes.

Rose Castle, Carlisle

Rose Castle, CarlisleThe Church Commissioners have decided, in principle, to sell Rose Castle, which was the residence of the Bishops of Carlisle until it was declared unsuitable as a See House in 2009. The Commissioners have also decided to delay the marketing process until Autumn 2013.