Media Centre

Daily Media Briefing 8 October 2012

Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office
Tomorrow: Denys, bishop and companions, martyrs, c.250
Robert Grosseteste, bishop, philosopher, scientist, 1253


1.   NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF YORK

Archbishop Sentamu AcademyYoung Leaders Award Year 9 Success

Yesterday afternoon, the Archbishop of York presented 278 badges and certificates to Year 9 students from Archbishop Sentamu Academy who have completed the Young Leaders Award run by the Archbishop of York Youth Trust. For further information, see end of briefing or go to: http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/2638/archbishop-sentamu-academy-young-leaders-award-year-9-success

2.   Today's press coverage

Ind p14
Editorial on the appointment process to appoint a new Archbishop of Canterbury.
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/editorial-in-choosing-a-leader-the-church-chooses-its-future-8201215.html

Guard p4, Mirror p11,  Tel p6,  Mail p19,  Times p13, Exp p7,  Sun p7, Star p4, Metro p1
Extensive reports of the church service for missing April Jones
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/wales/9593131/April-Jones-Our-sweet-innocent-girl-is-not-coming-home.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/april-jones-people-of-machynlleth-march-1366636

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/oct/07/april-jones-machynlleth-missing-child?newsfeed=true

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2214319/April-Jones-Town-unites-procession-pink-girl-wont-coming-home.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/914312-april-jones-machynlleth-pays-respects-with-700-strong-procession

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article3560849.ece

Guard p28, Ind p4 & p17,  I p5 12 & 23,  Mirror p6, FT p2, Exp p15
Reports and commentary on the abortion debate in the Conservative party
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/07/where-evidence-jeremy-hunt-abortion

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/cameron-supports-lower-limit-for-abortion-8201321.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/its-time-to-terminate-jeremy-hunts-1365671

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1e67da8c-1083-11e2-87cc-00144feabdc0.html#axzz28h1SjPeW

Ind p4, I p4,  Tel p8
Reports that David Cameron has warned the Conservative party that its image as the "nasty party" are being undermined by organisers of a mass rally against gay marriage

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/welcome-to-the-nasty-party-conference-8201320.html

Mail p11, Exp p9
Reports that the Churches' Legislation Advisory Service has written a letter warning parishes that re-using (jam) jars breaches EU health rules.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2214395/Anger-spreads-EU-fines-threat-reusing-old-jam-jars.html?ito=feeds-

Times p3
Reports of the 'winner' of the Radio 2 competition to find new talent for 'Pause for Thought' - Kiera Phyo.
No link

Sun p25, Metro p16, Tel online
Reports that the New Testament has been translated into Jamaican patois
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9558166/Rispek-to-baby-Jiizas-as-Bible-is-translated-into-Patois.html

Letters
Times p22 Peter Nancarrow
Church's structure
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3560989.ece

Tel p27 Revd Arun Arora
Publicans and sinners
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/9592514/This-brief-conference-speech-will-guarantee-David-Cameron-victory.html

Tel p27 Chris Whitehouse (Right to Life)
Capable of being born
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/9592514/This-brief-conference-speech-will-guarantee-David-Cameron-victory.html

3. Top Weekend Stories

Sunday
Sunday Telegraph p15
News report "Split behind Church of England struggle to choose next leader"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9591600/The-16-people-selecting-the-next-Archbishop-of-Canterbury.html

Sunday Telegraph p15
News report "The 16 who will anoint the new Archbishop"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9591600/The-16-people-selecting-the-next-Archbishop-of-Canterbury.html

Mail on Sunday p31
Comment from Lord Carey: " When will our politicians realise that it's not racist to actually DO something about immigration?"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2213866/Lord-Carey-When-politicians-realise-racist-actually-DO-immigration.html?openGraphAuthor=%2Fhome%2Fsearch.html%3Fs%3D%26authornamef%3DLord%2BCarey

Mail on Sunday p.2
News report "Carey: Gay marriage strikes at society
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2214003/Lord-Carey-Gay-marriage-drastic-consequences-including-risk-polygamy.html

Sunday Telegraph p7
News report "Drop gay marriage, say Tory chairmen"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/active/9591785/Drop-your-gay-marriage-laws-Tory-chairmen-tell-David-Cameron.html

Sunday Telegraph p9
News report "Church bans jams" with ref to advice from Churches Legislation Advisory Service
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9591559/Church-of-England-bans-jam-and-marmalade-from-fetes-because-of-new-food-hygiene-rules.html

Sunday Telegraph p.21
News feature "The Private Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother" with ref to previous Archbishop of Canterbury http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9591857/The-Queen-Mothers-private-letters-Humanity-must-fight-against-bad-things-if-we-are-to-survive.html

Observer p35
News report "Our shameful history of denial on child abuse"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/07/nick-cohen-jimmy-savile-child-abuse?INTCMP=SRCH

Saturday
Daily Telegraph p37
Sacred Mysteries: Christopher Howse on "Cup of gold for the see of Canterbury"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9590983/Cup-of-gold-for-the-see-of-Canterbury.html

Financial Times p9
News report "In search of an archbishop to bring peace to a warring flock"
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828a481a-0e1c-11e2-8d92-00144feabdc0.html#axzz28X9vRJje

Times p91/92
"Snapshots of a new Church: how Vatican II changed everything" /www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3559950.ecehttp://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3559950.ece
News report 'He called on the Church to face the future without fear'
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3559952.ece

The Sun p18
News report "Knifed to table …. Vicar killer's 'hate God' note"
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article4574858.ece

Tel p2/Times p1
New reports on Jeremy Hunt's comments on lowering the limit for abortions to 12 weeks
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/9591141/Cut-legal-abortion-limit-to-12-weeks-Jeremy-Hunt-says.html
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article3560282.ece
Ends