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Postgraduate course developed for Church communicators

Postgraduate course developed for Church communicatorsIn a first for the UK, a professional qualification in Theology and Communication is in development by the University of Chester, in partnership with the Church of England.

Prayer for God’s blessing on 29th February proposals, taken from Pocket Prayers of Blessing

Prayer for God’s blessing on 29th February proposals, taken from Pocket Prayers of BlessingA new prayer to help people pray for those getting engaged to be married has been released by the Church of England, to acknowledge the fact that many people, women in particular, choose to propose on 29th February. It is one of a selection of prayers appearing in the new book Pocket Prayers of Blessing, compiled by the Ven Jan McFarlane, Archdeacon of Norwich.

Group on human sexuality invites submissions

Group on human sexuality invites submissionsThe group chaired by Sir Joseph Pilling to advise the House of Bishops on the Church of England’s approach to human sexuality has invited submissions.

Bishop of Carlisle: Older and disabled people need more support

Bishop of Carlisle: Older and disabled people need more supportThe Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Revd James Newcome, is giving his support to a petition, set up by the charity Age UK, calling on the Government to reform the care system for older and disabled people so that everyone gets the care they need to live with respect and dignity.

‘Shrug culture’ over climate change challenged by Ash Wednesday Declaration

‘Shrug culture’ over climate change challenged by Ash Wednesday DeclarationChurch leaders including the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London, chair of Shrinking the Footprint have signed an Ash Wednesday pledge calling for repentance over the prevailing 'shrug-culture' towards climate change.

One in three planning to observe Lent don’t know what to give (or take) up survey finds – as Church House Publishing launches Reflections for Lent app

One in three planning to observe Lent don’t know what to give (or take) up survey finds – as Church House Publishing launches Reflections for Lent appAs the nation prepares to cook pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, over 20 per cent of adults are planning to observe the season of Lent, although nearly one in three of them don’t know what to ‘give up’ or ‘take up’, according to a new survey. Church House Publishing commissioned the survey to study the nation’s Lenten habits as it launches a new iPhone app - Reflections for Lent - containing daily reflections on Bible passages by leading authors.

Tell us about your church’s royal connections

Tell us about your church’s royal connectionsTo celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, ChurchCare – the Church of England’s online resource caring for its 16,000 church buildings - is collecting stories about the regal links between churches, cathedrals and the monarchy.

Church launches Pray One For Me website

Church launches Pray One For Me websiteFor those who find it difficult to pray, the Church of England launches a new website, www.prayoneforme.org, where anyone can post their prayer requests and know that they will be prayed by someone.

Pupils encouraged to “play with liturgy” as new website launched at Synod

Pupils encouraged to “play with liturgy” as new website launched at SynodA new interactive web resource www.worshipworkshop.org.uk encouraging pupils to “play with liturgy” as part of collective worship and RE has been launched at General Synod.

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Thursday 9th February 2012 PM

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Thursday 9th February 2012 PMPRIVATE MEMBERS' MOTIONS
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