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Response to BBC Trust Consultation on Delivering Quality First

Response to BBC Trust Consultation on Delivering Quality FirstBBC Trust Consultation on Delivering Quality First. A Response from the Rt. Revd. Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, lead Bishop for the Church of England on Media Issues

Local radio a vital community tool, says Church in response to BBC plans

Local radio a vital community tool, says Church in response to BBC plansThe importance of local radio to the community, both in times of crisis or seasonal emergencies, and on a daily basis, must not be ignored warns the Church of England in a submission to the consultation on the BBC Delivering Quality First Review, which closed this week.

Carol services near you a big hit - with a little help from Chris Evans

Carol services near you a big hit - with a little help from Chris EvansA website detailing the thousands of Christmas services at Church of England parishes has been viewed more than 15,400 times - getting more people into church this Christmas.

Christmas Cheer for Cathedrals - Twelve cathedral grants announced

Christmas Cheer for Cathedrals - Twelve cathedral grants announcedTwelve cathedrals will learn today that they been awarded fabric repair grants in the run up to Christmas. They each receive amounts varying from £10,000 to £118,000 from the Cathedral Fabric Repair Fund. The total grants amount to £718,000.

Head of Research and Statistics appointed

Head of Research and Statistics appointedThe Archbishops’ Council’s newly appointed Head of Research and Statistics is Dr Bev Botting, who takes up the post on Monday, February 13th, succeeding the Revd Lynda Barley in the role.

Archbishops' Council reduces request for funding from dioceses

Archbishops' Council reduces request for funding from diocesesDioceses will be better placed to meet financial challenges in 2012 after the Archbishops' Council cut its request for funding next year by £0.5 million. The Council has decided to request the same overall level of funding for its work in 2012 as in 2011, rather than the 1.8 per cent increase approved by the General Synod in July.

New Church of England ethical investment policies: pornography and high interest rate lending

New Church of England ethical investment policies: pornography and high interest rate lendingTwo new ethical investment policies have been adopted by the Church of England national investing bodies following advice from the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG).

Churches urged to apply to new £10m Government green fund

Churches urged to apply to new £10m Government green fundThe Church of England has welcomed the Government announcement today of a new £10 million Local Energy Assessment Fund which gives community groups, including churches, a chance to bid for money.

Bishops calls for a new course in Aghanistan

Bishops calls for a new course in AghanistanThe Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Stephen Platten, today called on the international community to chart a new course of action in Afghanistan.

Civil partnerships in religious premises

Civil partnerships in religious premisesThe following note from the Secretary-General (GS Misc 1005) has been circulated to all members of the General Synod for information.