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Church of England publishes latest statistics on web

Church of England publishes latest statistics on webParish giving holds up; younger vocations increase. The Church of England has today published its latest information about parish income and expenditure and trends in ministry numbers in Church Statistics 2009/10. The attendance statistics included were published in February 2011.

Higher Education White Paper too focused on economic development

Higher Education White Paper too focused on economic developmentResponse from the Church of England Board of Education to the June 2011 Higher Education White Paper - Students at the Heart of the System.

All aboard with Shrinking the Footprint and Transport for London

All aboard with Shrinking the Footprint and Transport for LondonThe Bishop of London led Church of England environment officers on a Transport for London hybrid bus trip today. The ride was part of the CofE’s continuing commitment to environmental issues, through its Shrinking the Footprint campaign.

Today’s Bible readings are taken from the Reflections for Daily Prayer app - Church House Publishing launches app version of Bible reflections book

Today’s Bible readings are taken from the Reflections for Daily Prayer app - Church House Publishing launches app version of Bible reflections bookAn ‘app’ featuring daily reflections on Bible passages written by leading authors is now available to the millions of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users.

Learn the lingo says Bishop of Bradford on the 20th anniversary of Meissen Agreement

Learn the lingo says Bishop of Bradford on the 20th anniversary of Meissen AgreementWe should embrace other languages and cultures, particularly those of our European neighbours, says the Bishop of Bradford the Rt Revd Nick Baines in a Church of England podcast, published today, to celebrate 20 years of the Meissen Agreement.

Twitterers follow bishops @back2church for #backtochurchsunday

Twitterers follow bishops @back2church for #backtochurchsundayThe Archbishop of York and a number of bishops are leading the way in inviting millions back to church this weekend for Back to Church Sunday 2011 (25th September). They are encouraging people to send friends invitations either in person or using social media.

Citizens Advice Bureaux coming to a church near you

Citizens Advice Bureaux coming to a church near youCitizens Advice is working with churches and other places of worship across the country to make advice services more accessible, particularly for those living in remote areas.

Everything you wanted to know about a church wedding but were afraid to ask - church wedding questions answered at leading wedding shows

Everything you wanted to know about a church wedding but were afraid to ask - church wedding questions answered at leading wedding showsWelcoming vicars will be answering questions such as "can I have a church wedding?" and "which version of the wedding service did I see on TV?", and will offer advice on all topics from hymns to fees, at the Church of England weddings stand, which is touring the country's main wedding shows in September and October.

Archbishop's prayers for the Welsh miners and their families

Archbishop's prayers for the Welsh miners and their familiesThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has released the following statement regarding the tragedy in the Gleision Colliery, Wales

Next Bishop of Winchester announced

Next Bishop of Winchester announcedDowning Street has today (6th September) announced that the next Bishop of Winchester will be the Revd Canon Tim Dakin.