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Church improvements and VAT: New transitional arrangements

Church improvements and VAT: New transitional arrangementsThe Church of England today welcomed the announcement from HM Revenue and Customs that transitional arrangements for zero-rated VAT for alterations to cathedral and church buildings will be extended to cover all schemes which had already applied for a faculty or approval under the Care of Cathedrals Measure.

Church schools celebrate national success in second year of awards

Church schools celebrate national success in second year of awardsTwo CofE schools from the East Midlands are celebrating their success as National winners of the second Church School Awards.

Statement on the Government's House of Lords Reform Bill

Statement on the Government's House of Lords Reform BillSpeaking in the House of Lords today in response to a statement on the publication of the Government's House of Lords Reform Bill, the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester and Convenor of the Lords Spiritual said: “We on these benches recognise the need for some reform of this House and we welcome the opportunity that this Bill will give for thorough debate about the future of Parliament.”

Parish income and ministry stats published

Parish income and ministry stats publishedThe Church of England has published its latest information both about parish income and expenditure and about trends in ministry numbers in Church Statistics 2010/11

Validation partnership announced

Validation partnership announcedThe Church of England and Durham University have announced a partnership to provide validation for the education of ministers.

Diocese Commission

Diocese CommissionStatement from the Diocese Commision regarding the re-organisation in Yorkshire.

Protect future generations now: CofE message to Rio+20 Conference

Protect future generations now: CofE message to Rio+20 ConferenceOn the eve of the United Nations Rio+20 Conference (June 20-22) church leaders are calling for action on sustainable development now to protect future generations.

‘Top 20’ lectionary inspires Reflections for today’s Christian living

‘Top 20’ lectionary inspires Reflections for today’s Christian livingThe Common Worship Lectionary from Church House Publishing has appeared at number 13 in the top 20 religious titles for 2011 - as the latest annual edition of Reflections for Daily Prayer (covering Advent 2012 to Eve of Advent 2013) is published, containing useful new features.

Knighthood for Second Commissioner

Knighthood for Second CommissionerThe Church Commissioners have welcomed the award of a knighthood to Tony Baldry MP, Second Church Estates Commissioner since 2010, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List this year ‘for public and political service’.

Agenda for July 2012 General Synod

Agenda for July 2012 General SynodGeneral Synod meets in July for final stages of women bishops legislation, with an agenda that also includes world mission, church growth, the August 2011 riots, manifesting faith in public life, church schools, Palestine and Israel.
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