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Customise your church services encourages long-awaited simple guide

Customise your church services encourages long-awaited simple guidePriests and others preparing Church of England worship are being encouraged to customise services to congregations’ local needs, in a long-awaited book launched on Tuesday, May 10th by Church House Publishing: Finding Your Way Around Common Worship – a Simple Guide.

Church Commissioners continue to support the Church in ‘challenging financial times’

Church Commissioners continue to support the Church in ‘challenging financial times’The Church Commissioners have today published their full Annual Report and Accounts for 2010.

Cathedral congregations continue to grow

Cathedral congregations continue to growAttendance levels at regular weekly services in Church of England cathedrals have increased significantly again this year, by 7%, say the latest statistics from the Archbishops' Council's Research and Statistics Unit.

Scared of social media? New training programme can help

Scared of social media? New training programme can helpChurches looking to get into social media, to work more closely with their local media, considering a stand at a wedding show, or wanting to improve personal communication skills will be keen to study the latest communications training website from the Archbishops' Council's Communications Office.

Bucklebury church school pupils celebrate Royal Wedding

Bucklebury church school pupils celebrate Royal WeddingThe new Bishop of Reading joined Church of England school pupils in Bucklebury – home to the Middleton family – for a playground ‘street party’ today on the eve of the Royal Wedding.

Celebrate says broadcaster Michele Guinness

Celebrate says broadcaster Michele GuinnessGive children “an indescribable feel for a Christian way of life” challenges writer and broadcaster Michele Guinness on the latest Church of England podcast.

Holy Week a time to consider joining Organ Donor Register

Holy Week a time to consider joining Organ Donor RegisterThe Bishop of Carlisle is encouraging people to respond to the self-giving message of Holy Week by joining the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Church Commissioners' results confirm long-term growth

Church Commissioners' results confirm long-term growthThe Church Commissioners have today announced a 15.2 per cent return on their investments during 2010. Their fund has now outperformed its comparator group over the past 10 and 15 years.

Church website welcomes more than two million visitors seeking direction

Church website welcomes more than two million visitors seeking directionMore than two million people have turned to the web to find their local parish church in the last 12 months, according to figures released today.

Bishops act to tackle sham marriages

Bishops act to tackle sham marriagesNew guidance aimed at preventing sham marriages in the Church of England is being sent to clergy and legal officers by the House of Bishops. The guidance has been agreed with the UK Border Agency and was today approved by Immigration Minister Damian Green.