24 October 2012
Good Morning from the Church of England Communications
Tomorrow: Crispin and Crispinian, martyrs, c.287
1. PRESS RELEASES FROM LAMBETH PALACE
Women Bishops: Enough Waiting - The Bishop of
Chelmsford's message to General Synod
Joining the Archbishop in his campaign to support the current
legislation for women bishops, the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt
Revd Stephen Cottrell, urges us to remember that we are all 'one
person in Jesus Christ'. For further information, go to:
Women Bishops: Enough Waiting - Rebecca Swinson's message
to General Synod
In a video message for the Archbishop's campaign to support the
current legislation for women bishops, Rebecca Swinson - the
youngest-ever member of Archbishops' Council - outlines why she
wants to see the legislation for women bishops passed at this
November's Synod. For further information, go to:
2. Today's press coverage
Daily Mail p15
Sandra Parsons comments on the themes of recent stories inspired by
CHP's Church Weddings Handbook.
Independent p3 (p16 some editions)
Report that the Church House Conference Centre is the venue for a
conference hosted by the Royal United Services security think tank,
to discuss "the future of air power"; includes a comment from the
Archbishops' Council's Director of Communications.
Daily Express p15
Report that "a church [at Thornton, near Bradford] where the Bronte
sisters were baptised and worshipped as young girls has been
desecrated by thieves".
Daily Mail website
Report that a group of "mainly Roman Catholic" senior doctors
"condemned the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway as a medical
treatment that hastens the death of patients".
Daily Star p27
Picture story focusing on actor Ray Winstone, who is starring in
forthcoming "biblical epic Noah".
Daily Mail p52
Bob Burgess of Chester on "being a leader" with brief advice for
the new Archbishop of Canterbury.
Francis Barnard of Sevenhampton, Gloucestershire, on the "limited
support from the British Government" to "maintain [the CofE's] 42
cathedrals and more than 16,000 churches" compared to the situation
in France where many churches are "fully maintained by the
government"; and Roy Hamlin of Reading on charging an entrance fee
for York Minster.