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Broadband for all, urges Bishop of Norwich

Broadband for all, urges Bishop of NorwichA scheme in Norwich Diocese which gives broadband access to remote rural communities has been highlighted as an example of best practice in a report released today from the Lords Communications Select Committee which says the Government's broadband strategy must not leave communities behind.

Church Weddings Handbook published – growing the Church, numerically and spiritually, through weddings

Church Weddings Handbook published – growing the Church, numerically and spiritually, through weddingsThe Church Weddings Handbook: The Seven Pastoral Moments That Matter has been published nationally - taking all of the knowledge acquired by the successful Archbishops’ Council Weddings Project to the 44 Church of England dioceses for the first time; and emphasising how, from the start, the project aimed to see a “measurable difference” as a “church growth project”.

Inspection report on Lancashire and Cumbria Theological Partnership published

Inspection report on Lancashire and Cumbria Theological Partnership publishedThe Church of England has published an inspection report on the Lancashire and Cumbria Theological Partnership.

Celebrate the 2012 Games with the CofE

Celebrate the 2012 Games with the CofE“I think it’s fantastic that we can celebrate the great sporting talent we have in this country and welcome the best athletes from across the world to compete on the biggest stage. We should celebrate our Team GB with pride,” says the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu as the London Games begin.

Positive developments at Auckland Castle

Positive developments at Auckland CastleThe key to unlock the transformation of Auckland Castle has been turned, with the ownership of Auckland Castle and the Zurbaran Paintings being transferred from the Church Commissioners to new trusts.

Bishop of Durham to serve on Banking Standards Commission

Bishop of Durham to serve on Banking Standards CommissionThe Rt Revd Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham, has been invited to sit on the Parliamentary Commission On Banking Standards. His appointment to the Commission underlines the depth and value of the non-partisan expertise the Lords Spiritual bring to their work in the House of Lords.

Scrap Metal Dealers Bill: Second reading

Scrap Metal Dealers Bill: Second readingThe Church of England has today welcomed the second reading of the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill in the House of Commons.

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Monday 9th July AM

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Monday 9th July AMLegislative Business: Draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure and Draft Amending Canon No. 30

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Monday 9th July PM

General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Monday 9th July PMThe Church School of the Future, Private Member's Motion: Palestine and Israel, Diocesan Synod Motion: Vacancy in See Committees, Contingency Business: Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956, Farewells and Prorogation

Latest on womens bishops legislation - General Synod July 9

Latest on womens bishops legislation - General Synod July 9Adjournment motion passed – draft Measure sent back to House of Bishops for further consideration
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