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Group to advise House of Bishops on 2005 Pastoral Statement announced

Group to advise House of Bishops on 2005 Pastoral Statement announcedThe House of Bishops has announced the membership of a Group established to advise it on reviewing its Pastoral Statement issued prior to the introduction of civil partnerships in December 2005.

Tens of thousands respond to invitations to Back to Church Sunday

Tens of thousands respond to invitations to Back to Church SundayCongregations increased by nearly a quarter at more than 4,200 churches on Back to Church Sunday on 25th September 2011 – an average of 19 extra people per church.

I’m getting along to a Christmas service says Jo Brand

I’m getting along to a Christmas service says Jo BrandComedian Jo Brand helps launch new Christmas service website.

Church growth in deprived areas - £100,000 research and development grants

Church growth in deprived areas - £100,000 research and development grantsThe Archbishops' Council and Church Commissioners have distributed £1million as part of a nationwide move to help develop successful church growth projects in deprived areas.

Church response gives a clear ‘no' to UK Bill of Rights proposals

Church response gives a clear ‘no' to UK Bill of Rights proposalsThe Mission and Public Affairs Council of the Church of England has published its Response to the Discussion Paper from the Commission on a UK Bill of Rights.

Surge of signatures on power feed-in tariff petition

Surge of signatures on power feed-in tariff petitionThe Church of England is calling on the Government to slow down their plans to drop the rate of returns on electricity grid feed-in tariffs for solar panels to give churches, and other community groups, more time to complete installation. It is also asking for a special community tariff.

Government minister launches £5m Near Neighbours programme

Government minister launches £5m Near Neighbours programmeEric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has formally launched Near Neighbours - a £5 million government-funded programme bringing people together in diverse communities.

Archbishops question case for elected House of Lords

Archbishops question case for elected House of LordsThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York question the rationale for a wholly or mainly elected House of Lords in their submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Government’s Draft Bill and White Paper.

The Church and capitalism

The Church and capitalismReflections and Resources on the Church and capitalism compiled by Mission and Public Affairs, Archbishops’ Council November 2011 compiled in light of recent events surrounding the Occupy protest camp in the City of London.

A prayer for all those affected by the M5 crash near Taunton

A prayer for all those affected by the M5 crash near TauntonA new prayer published on 5th November.
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