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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.

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.