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Daily Media Briefing for Wednesday 7 November 2012

Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office

Daily Briefing for Wednesday 7th November 2012

Church of England website:       http://www.churchofengland.org

Willibrord, bishop, 739
Tomorrow: Saints and Martyrs of England


1.  PRESS RELEASE FROM LAMBETH PALACE

Women Bishops: Enough Waiting - The Bishop of Sheffield's message to General Synod

In a new video message about the legislation for women bishops in the Church of England, The Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Revd Steven Croft, urges General Synod members to recognise that "this is a moment for a clear decision.  We cannot continue with a situation where women are ordained deacons and priests but not as bishops." For further information, see end of briefing or go to: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/2681/


2. PRESS RELEASE FROM LAMBETH PALACE

Women Bishops: Enough Waiting - Janet Appleby's message to General Synod

During this summer's consultation on Women Bishops, the Archbishop welcomed the Revd Janet Appleby's suggestion of 'a simple form of words which had at is heart the notion of respect'. This has since become known as the Appleby Amendment. For further information, see end of briefing or go to: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/2670/


3. Next Week's Broadcasting Bulletin can be found at the foot of today's briefing

 

4.  Today's press coverage

Times p17, Tel p19, Ind p14, 15
Reports that 'speculation was mounting last night that the Bishop of Durham, the Right Rev Justin Welby, was about to be announced as the next Archbishop of Canterbury after two leading bookmakers suspended betting on the race'.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3591965.ece
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9659616/Decision-imminent-on-Archbishop-of-Canterbury.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/eton-the-city-lambeth-palace-bookies-close-bets-on-next-archbishop-8289922.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/nov/06/ladbrokes-suspends-betting-archbishop-canterbury
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229054/Justin-Welby-Former-oil-boss-expected-named-new-Archbishop-Canterbury.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20230756

Guard G2 p2
Asking what Nadine Dorries MP will debate in the jungle (I'm a Celebrity….), one suggestion is her Christianity.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/shortcuts/2012/nov/06/nadine-dorries-im-a-celebrity

Tel p13, Sun p13, Mail p5, Metro p6
Reports of bell-ringer 'rescued by fire crews after she became entangled in ropes in a belfry'.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9658484/Almighty-ding-dong-at-bell-ringers-tangle.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228775/Novice-bell-ringer-58-dramatic-church-tower-rescue-tangled-ropes-20ft-belfry-floor.html

Letters

Times p33 - June Mead -- appointing popes and archbishops.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3591956.ece
Tel p27 -  John Jukes, Tim Higgs, Colin Wilkinson, Peter Rusby - 'Failure of the living wage'.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/9659150/Pensioners-have-to-survive-on-less-than-the-living-wage.html

Obituaries

Times p59 - Lives remembered - Frederick Newman.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/obituaries/article3592058.ece and scroll down.

 


Ends


Newspaper Web links with most or all stories -


Daily Mail  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
Daily Mirror  http://www.mirror.co.uk
FT   http://www.ft.com
Guardian  http://guardian.co.uk
Independent titles http://www.independent.co.uk
Observer  http://www.observer.co.uk
People   http://www.people.co.uk
Sun   http://www.the-sun.co.uk
Sunday Mirror http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk
Sunday Times http://www.sunday-times.co.uk
Telegraph titles http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Times   http://www.thetimes.co.uk

With some stories
Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk
Daily Star  http://www.dailystar.co.uk
Ev Standard  http://www.standard.co.uk

Church press
Baptist Times http://www.baptist.org.uk/btnews.htm
Catholic Herald http://www.catholicherald.co.uk
CEN   http://www.churchnewspaper.com
Church Times http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/front.asp
Methodist Recorder http://www.methodistrecorder.co.uk/index.htm
Tablet   http://www.thetablet.co.uk

Other links
Ananova  http://www.ananova.com
BBC   http://bbc.co.uk
Channel 4  http://www.channel4.com
Private Eye  http://www.private-eye.co.uk
Reuters  http://www.reuters.co.uk


Press release from Lambeth Palace

Tuesday 6th November 2012

Women Bishops: Enough Waiting - The Bishop of Sheffield's message to General Synod

In a new video message about the legislation for women bishops in the Church of England, The Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Revd Steven Croft, urges General Synod members to recognise that "this is a moment for a clear decision.  We cannot continue with a situation where women are ordained deacons and priests but not as bishops."

The Bishop of Sheffield talks about the overwhelming diocesan approval for the Measure to go through, saying:

"The majority of people the Church of England serves in parishes across the land want to see women as bishops.  The society we serve wants us to make a positive decision, to take action and to move on."

"Of course it's been important that we take time and care to find the right ways to make provision for those who will not accept this development.  I deeply respect those who hold such views.  I hold them in high regard.  They will continue to have an honoured place in the Church of England. I believe the traditions they represent have a vital part to play in our future.  I will continue to support them.

In assessing the advantages of the Measure, Bishop Steven urges Synod to recognise that it is the best it can be:
"But we have now found that compromise position:  provision can be made without undercutting the ministry of the women who are ordained as bishops. We need to move forward.  However long we keep talking we will not find a better fit than this."

And he concludes that: "For the sake of God's Kingdom and God's mission to this land in the coming years, I hope the overwhelming majority of General Synod members will support this measure."

The video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_5PrP6rlL8

Press release from Lambeth Palace

Tuesday 6th November 2012

Women Bishops: Enough Waiting - Janet Appleby's message to General Synod

During this summer's consultation on Women Bishops, the Archbishop welcomed the Revd Janet Appleby's suggestion of 'a simple form of words which had at is heart the notion of respect'. This has since become known as the Appleby Amendment.

In this podcast, Revd Appleby urges General Synod members to 'please vote yes in November so we can work together with grace and generosity for the mission of God to a needy world.'

In describing the impasse that has developed over the legislation, the Revd Janet Appleby talks about "a fault line that has developed between two irreconcilable views".

"The 'irresistible force' of the desire for women bishops met the 'immovable object' of legislative protection for those opposed. We were in a situation where the only way out meant more painful compromise for everyone."

She goes on to express a realism about the legislation, recognising its imperfections due to the nature of what it is trying to achieve.

"So perhaps it is inevitable that we ended up with something that many are still unhappy with. The legislation can never be perfect because we are attempting the impossible. The question is, whether what we now have is 'good enough'."

In discussing the word 'respect', Janet Appleby stresses that the legislation "requires all of us, whatever our position on this, to commit to trusting one another and respecting each other's' theological convictions."

She goes on to emphasise how the word 'respect' holds much meaning in this context.

"Such respect is vital for the continuing unity of the church, whatever the outcome in November. I hear the debate about whether 'respect' has legal force - but there can be no doubt that it has significant moral and spiritual force.

"If we cannot love and respect one another as Christian brothers and sisters, despite our sharp disagreements, then how can remain part of the same church in any real way?"

Listen to an audio recording of the message here: http://bit.ly/YBa6Xt

Broadcasting Bulletin 20th - 16th November 2012

Saturday 10th November
4thought.tv Who are the real heroes in a war? 6.55pm C4
The Moral Maze (5/9) Repeat 10.15pm R4
Divine Designs Dr Paul Binski views examples of Hindu an dJain art in Leicester and London 4.25am C5 signed

Sunday 11th November
Bells on Sunday From Westminster Abbey 5.43am R4
Good Morning Sunday For Remembrance Day and Armistice Day, Aled Jones welcomes Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry, the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross for more than 30 years, given for his service in Iraq  6.00am R2
Something Understood On Remembrance Sunday, Mark Tully talks to doctors and patients at Hadley Court Defence Medical Rehabilitation Unit in Surrey 6.05am R4
Sunday A round-up of the week's "religious and ethical" headlines with Edward Stourton 7.10am R4
Sunday Worship A service for Remembrance, live from Brecon Cathedral in Powys, mid-Wales  8.10am R4
Remembrance Sunday: the Cenotaph The annual ceremony in Whitehall with David Dimbleby and Sophie Raworth 10.25am BBC1
Ceremony of Remembrance from the Cenotaph The annual ceremony from the Cenotaph in London's Whitehall, including the two minutes' silence at 11.00am and a Service of Remembrance led by the Bishop of London 10.30am R4
Choral Evensong Wednesday's choral Vespers from Westminster Cathedral 4.00pm R3
The Choir Aled Jones introduces highlights from the Choir of the Year grand final, recorded last month at the Royal Festival Hall in London 5.00pm R3
Songs of Praise Eamonn Holmes is in Enniskillen where an IRA bomb exploded at the cenotaph 25 years ago. He introduces hymns from St Macartin's Cathedral, as all those killed or injured in conflicts are remembered 5.35pm BBC1
Remembrance Sunday: the Cenotaph David Dimbleby and Sophie Raworth present events from earlier today at the Cenotaph in London, where thousands of veterans who fought in countless conflicts took part in the traditional annual ceremony 7.00pm BBC2
4thought.tv A look into the question of who the real heroes of a war are 7.55pm C4
Sunday Half-Hour Diane Louise Jordan presents a Remembrance Sunday edition 8.30pm R2
Analysis (8/9) Matthew Taylor explores Labour's interest in Catholic social teaching, asking how compatible such religiously inspired ideas are with a modern party 9.30pm R4
Something Understood Repeat 11.30pm R4

Monday 12th November
Daily Service Led by Canon Steve Williams 9.45am R4 (LW, DAB each day)
4thought.tv Members of the public ask if faith is a matter of nature or nurture 7.55pm C4
The Book at Bedtime: The Liar's Gospel (1/10) Award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman provides a compelling and challenging fictional account of the life and death of a charismatic Jewish preacher in Roman-occupied Judea, starting in 63 BC, with Pompey's Roman army assailing the  fornications of Jerusalem 10.45pm R4

Tuesday 13th November
Daily Service Led by Mgr Tony Rogers 9.45am R4 (LW, DAB each day)
4thought.tv People ask whether faith is a matter of nature or nurture 7.55pm C4

Wednesday 14th November
Daily Service Led by Rev Clair Jaquiss 9.45am R4 (LW, DAB each day)
Choral Evensong Live from Ripon Cathedral 3.30pm R3
4thought.tv Examining whether faith is a matter of nature or nurture 7.55pm C4
The Moral Maze (6/9) Michael Buerk hosts a debate in which panellists cross-examine expert witness on the moral issues behind the week's news 8.00pm R4
Book at Bedtime: The Liar's Gospel (3/10) Miryam remembers a bloody Jewish rebellion as the festival of Shavuot to which the Romans responded with savage brutality. And Iehuda of Qeriot, now living a new life as a Roman citizen in Caesarea remembers his devotion to his beloved friend Yehoshuah 10.45pm R4

Thursday 15th November
Daily Service Led by Pastor Alex Robertson 9.45am R4 (LW, DAB each day)
4thought.tv Asking whether faith is a matter of nature or nurture 7.55pm C4
Book at Bedtime: The Liar's Gospel (4/10) Iehuda of Qeriot remembers his first encounter with Yehoshuah and the heady and complex friendship that followed 10.45pm R4

Friday 16th November
Act of Worship Led by Rev Roy Jenkins 9.45am R4 (LW, DAB each day)
4thought.tv Members of the public ask if faith is a matter of nature or nurture 7.55pm C4
An Island Parish (1/6) Life on the tiny Crown dependency of Sark in the Channel Islands, where new Anglican vicar Gill Nicholls and Methodist lay preacher Karen Le Moulton tend to the needs of the island's population of just 600 people. They are hoping a pioneering joint Easter service, but this is a place that's steeped in tradition, so what will happen? 8.30pm BBC2
Book at Bedtime: The Liar's Gospel (5/10) Iehuda of Qeriot remembers the events that lead to his loss of faith in Yehoshuah and his eventual betrayal 10.45pm R4

Prayer for the Day with Rev Chris Bennett 5.43am R4

Pause for Thought R2
Saturday 6.15am and 1.30am
Sunday 1.30am & 1.30am
Monday 5.45am, Brian D'Arcy 9.15am, 1.30am & 3.30am
Tuesday 5.45am, Riazat Butt 9.15am, 1.30am & 3.30am
Wednesday 5.45am, Sharon Grenham Toze 9.15am, 1.30am & 3.30am
Thursday 5.45am, Julia Neuberger 9.15am, 1.30am & 3.30am
Friday 5.45am, Ann Easter 9.15am & 3.30am

Thought for the Day 7.48am R4
Speakers for the Week:
Saturday  Rev Rob Marshall
Monday  Rev Dr Giles Fraser
Tuesday  Akhandadhi Das
Wednesday  Canon Angela Tilby
Thursday  Rev Professor Wilkinson
Friday   Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks


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Premier Radio
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