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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.

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.