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General Synod - summary of business Saturday 9th July 2011 AM

General Synod - summary of business Saturday 9th July 2011 AMPresidential address given by the Archbishop of Canterbury

General Synod - summary of business Friday 8th July 2011 PM

General Synod - summary of business Friday 8th July 2011 PMIntroductions, Presentations, Welcome to Anglican and Ecumencial Guests, Progress of Measures and Statutory Instruments, Report by the Business Committee, Dates of Groups of Sessions in 2013, Appointments to the Archbishops' Council, Constitution of the Legal Advisory Commission, Questions

Awareness Sunday resources to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

Awareness Sunday resources to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacksAn educational campaign for churches to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US, has been launched by the Awareness Foundation and supported by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

Newly compiled book of prayers follows growth of pilgrimages

Newly compiled book of prayers follows growth of pilgrimagesThe Church of England has published a book of prayers for pilgrims, inspired by the growing popularity of going on pilgrimage. Compiled by the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd John Pritchard, Pocket Prayers for Pilgrims recognises that “record numbers” are going on pilgrimage, and provides spiritual refreshment for those seeking God along the road rather than in the pew.

Civil partnerships and same-sex relationships – a statement by the House of Bishops of the Church of England

Civil partnerships and same-sex relationships – a statement by the House of Bishops of the Church of EnglandThe House of Bishops today issued a statement about the continuing debate within the Church of England about same-sex relationships.

New Church of England ethical investment policy on alcohol to bear down on irresponsible drinks retailers

New Church of England ethical investment policy on alcohol to bear down on irresponsible drinks retailersA new ethical investment policy on alcohol has been adopted by the Church of England investing bodies following advice from the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group.

Communications Director leaves to train as priest

Communications Director leaves to train as priestPeter Crumpler, Director of Communications for the Church of England’s Archbishops' Council, is to leave in September to train for ordination as a priest in the Church.

Registration of Civil Partnerships in Religious Premises

Registration of Civil Partnerships in Religious PremisesThe Church of England has today submitted its response to the Government's consultation on Civil Partnerships in Religious Premises.

400m gold medallist reads Olympic prayer 400 days ahead of 2012 Games

400m gold medallist reads Olympic prayer 400 days ahead of 2012 GamesWith just 400 days to go before the start of the London Olympics, the Church of England has released a prayer for those preparing for the 2012 Games. It asks God to be with the athletes, their supporters and families, and the thousands of churches preparing to organise Olympics-themed events in their communities, and it is read on a new podcast by GB Olympic 400m gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu MBE.

Full agenda published for July 2011 General Synod sessions in York

Full agenda published for July 2011 General Synod sessions in YorkWhen the Church of England's 'parliament', the General Synod, meets at York University from 8 to 12 July members will reflect together on sharing Good News for the world today. Key debates will centre on the Church's role in education, its work in multi-faith areas, and relations with other churches.