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CofE welcomes news on future of BBC local radio

CofE welcomes news on future of BBC local radioThe Church of England has welcomed the news that cuts to BBC local radio are to be halved compared to original proposals, saying this is an endorsement of the importance of local communities.

Church school pupils pen prayers to celebrate Diamond Jubilee

Church school pupils pen prayers to celebrate Diamond JubileePrayers composed by young children at an inner city Church of England primary school are being used up and down the country as part of the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations.

ChurchCare - Diamond Jubilee ‘Royal Map’

ChurchCare - Diamond Jubilee ‘Royal Map’To celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, ChurchCare – a Church of England online resource – has woven together individual church histories to create a ‘Royal Map’ around England’s churches and cathedrals, celebrating the unique links between churches and the monarchy in this remarkable Jubilee year.

Church Representation Rules - online for first time

Church Representation Rules - online for first timeThe 2011 edition of the Church Representation Rules – a vital tool for clergy, churchwardens and PCC, deanery and diocesan synod members – is now available free on the Church of England website at http://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/structure/churchlawlegis/churchreprules.aspx.

Women bishops: Statement from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York about the amendments to Clause 5 and Clause 8 of the Draft Measure

Women bishops: Statement from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York about the amendments to Clause 5 and Clause 8 of the Draft MeasureThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint explanatory statement about the amendments made to the Women Bishops legislation at a meeting of the House of Bishops earlier this week.

Announcement from Group of Six (Women Bishops Legislation)

Announcement from Group of Six (Women Bishops Legislation)The six Officers of the General Synod (the Archbishops, Dr Philip Giddings, the Venerable Christine Hardman, Mr Tim Hind and Canon Glyn Webster) met this afternoon following amendments on the Women Bishops Legislation made at the House of Bishops on Monday.

House of Bishops approves Women Bishops Legislation

House of Bishops approves Women Bishops LegislationThe House of Bishops of the Church of England today concluded its consideration of the draft legislation to enable women to be consecrated as bishops.

Design a Church Chair: Finalists and awards event

Design a Church Chair: Finalists and awards eventThe Design a Church Chair! judging panel received well over 100 entries including several applications from overseas and submissions from leading designers including Sir Terence Conran and Luke Hughes.

Church growth research teams announced

Church growth research teams announcedResearch Teams have been appointed to start work on an 18-month project on church growth, supported by funding set aside by the Archbishops' Council and the Church Commissioners for research and development (2011-13).

“Send your Holy Spirit to light up our lives” – Torch Relay prayers released

“Send your Holy Spirit to light up our lives” – Torch Relay prayers releasedTwo new prayers, released today at www.olympics.churchofengland.org, are to ‘accompany’ the Torch Relay on its tour of England. They will be used by many of the CofE’s 16,000 churches publicly as the Torch makes its 70-day tour of the nation, travelling within an hour of 95 per cent of people in the UK, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.
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