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Birds and bugs help celebrate 200 years of church schools

Birds and bugs help celebrate 200 years of church schoolsChurch school pupils pledged to put their best foot forward outside York Minster as part of a new environment initiative aimed at getting school children outside and enjoying their local environment.

Joint Implementation Commission, Moving Forward in Covenant: Interim Report 2008-2011

Joint Implementation Commission, Moving Forward in Covenant: Interim Report 2008-2011New recommendations for Anglicans and Methodists in Covenant - The Methodist Church and the Church of England should work more closely together in their local communities, according to a new report from representatives of both Churches.

Bishop of Exeter's comments on BBC Choosing to Die programme

Bishop of Exeter's comments on BBC Choosing to Die programmeThe Bishop of Exeter the Rt Revd Michael Langrish took part in a BBC2 Newsnight debate on Monday June 13 following the BBC programme ‘Choosing to Die’ presented by Sir Terry Pratchett. His main comments from the debate are included here.

New Bishop Designate of Durham is announced

New Bishop Designate of Durham is announcedThe new Bishop Designate of Durham was announced today – on Ascension Day, one of the most important days in the Christian calendar. The Very Revd Justin Welby is currently Dean of Liverpool where he was appointed in December 2007.

New Ethical Investment Advisory Group Chairman appointed

New Ethical Investment Advisory Group Chairman appointedThe new Chairman of the Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) is to be corporate lawyer James Featherby.

Visitors get growing in York Minster

Visitors get growing in York MinsterVisitors to York Minster on Saturday got a taste of the green life as they enjoyed drama, competitions and a host of stalls and displays at the diocese’s Big Environment Celebration.

Celebrate 200 years of Church schools with BBC Songs of Praise

Celebrate 200 years of Church schools with BBC Songs of PraiseBBC’s Songs of Praise goes back to the classroom this Sunday (4.30 pm BBC1) and takes a look at the history of music in collective worship with a special focus on church schools.

Statement on Government white paper on House of Lords reform

Statement on Government white paper on House of Lords reformStatement on Government white paper on House of Lords reform from the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester and Convenor of the Lords Spiritual

Spot an orchid in your churchyard

Spot an orchid in your churchyardShrinking the Footprint, the Church of England’s national environmental campaign, is encouraging churchgoers to follow in the footsteps of the Rev Gilbert White and other naturalists to take a closer look at wild plants, including those with faith links, in their churchyards.

Bishop calls on the Government to go further on Military Covenant

Bishop calls on the Government to go further on Military CovenantThe Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Stephen Platten, today welcomed the Government’s proposals to enshrine the Military Covenant in law but he called for the establishment of an independent statutory review mechanism to ensure the Covenant is being honoured.