Media Centre

Daily Media Briefing for Christmas period 2012

1.  News from Archbishops of Canterbury and York
Christmas sermons
http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/2772/archbishops-christmas-sermon-join-the-human-race-this-christmas
http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/2769/christmas-sermon-let-light-shine-out-of-darkness

Archbishop of Canterbury's BBC Radio 4 'Thought for the Day' (Saturday 22 December)
http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/2761/archbishops-thought-for-the-day-if-all-you-have-is-a-gun-everything-is-a-target

2.  Wednesday December 26
News reports on Archbishop of Canterbury's Christmas day sermon
Telegraph p3,Express p8, Sun p2, BBC online, Guardian,  Independent p18, Daily Mail
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9765700/Archbishop-of-Canterbury-Dr-Rowan-Williams-delivers-his-final-Christmas-Day-sermon.html
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/367042/Ban-on-vote-for-women-bishops-has-hit-Church-says-Archbishop-of-Canterbury
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4713465/Archbishop-of-Canterbury-says-Church-made-error-on-women-bishops.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20841717
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/25/archbishop-canterbury-female-vote-address?INTCMP=SRCH
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253051/Archbishop-Canterbury-speaks-admiration-victims-outrageous-cruelty-violence-Christmas-Day-sermon.html

Times p20/Telegraph
News reports on Bishop of Durham's Christmas sermon  http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3640495.ece
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9765809/Lets-not-turn-inward-amid-economic-troubles-urges-Justin-Welby-in-Christmas-message.html

News reports on comments by Archbishop of Westminster in his Christmas sermon on gay marriage
Telegraph p3, Guardian p2/Express p2
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9765682/Catholic-leader-accuses-Cameron-of-Orwellian-tactics-on-gay-marriage.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/dec/25/archbishop-attacks-david-camerons-same-sex-marriage-plans
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/367053/Archbishop-Gay-marriage-plan-a-shambles

Continuing news reports on gay marriage debate with ref to CofE and comments from a High Court judge
Times p1/leader p2, Independent p1, Daily Mail p12, Sun p28
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article3640662.ece
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/leaders/article3640700.ece
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/gay-marriage-public-say-church-is-wrong-8431263.html?origin=internalSearch
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253043/Leader-Catholic-Church-Archbishop-Westminster-Vincent-Nichols-attacks-Governments-plans-gay-marriage-undemocratic-shambles.html
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4713471/PM-is-a-shambles-on-gay-wedding.html

Letters
Daily Telegraph p27 (scroll down)
"Waste of Church talent" from Ben Fuller, Easingwold, North Yorkshire with ref to Philip North and Jeffrey John
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/9762216/Why-Lord-Heseltine-was-right-in-calling-the-Civil-Service-amateurish.html

Weekend highlights
Monday December 24
Daily Mail (City section)
The Archbishop of York writes  about the issue of business ethics. He talks about introducing the Living Wage and rediscovering the Christian Virtue of Hope.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2252621/JOHN-SENTAMU-Scrooges-UK-firms-pay-Living-Wage.html

Independent
News report "Archbishops of Canterbury and York to tweet sermons" with comment from Rev Arun Arora
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/archbishops-of-canterbury-and-york-to-tweet-sermons-8431001.html?origin=internalSearch

Sunday December 23
Various news reports on Bishop of Durham's Christmas message
Sunday Times
News report "Archbishop of Canterbury-designate to tweet church's Christmas sermon"
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/National/article1182597.ece
Sunday Telegraph p6 plus Sun Express p15
"Let's not party too hard, new Primate advises"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9762726/Lets-not-party-too-hard-says-new-Archbishop-of-Canterbury.html

Mail on Sunday p38
Dr John Sentamu on "The cocaine addict, the father with a gambling habit - God values us all. Which is why we 'haves' MUST help the 'have-nots''
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252273/The-cocaine-addict-father-gambling-habit--god-values-Which-haves-MUST-help-nots.html

Sunday Telegraph p19/comment p15
News feature on "Parish pews and cathedral carol services are packed to the brim as we celebrate the season. But many of us forget that the Church of England plays a vital role throughout the year, from propping up our faith to propping up the local pub."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9762642/What-has-the-Church-of-England-ever-done-for-us.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/9762521/It-wouldnt-be-Britain-without-the-Church.html

Sunday Telegraph, p.25
News report "Christianity threatened in the Bible lands
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9762745/Christianity-close-to-extinction-in-Middle-East.html 

Saturday December 22
Daily Telegraph p2 plus Times p19
News report "Defence cuts are a threat to peace, warns archbishop"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9762182/Defence-cuts-put-us-in-danger-warns-Archbishop-of-York.html
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/defence/article3639273.ece

Times p3/p34
News report "Church is racist, says vicar" with ref to interview with Rev Rose Hudson- Wilkin
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3638997.ece 
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3638863.ece

Daily Telegraph p4
News report "Why Christmas Day will be Christian day on Twitter"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/9761056/Harks-the-herald-angels-tweet-as-Archbishops-set-out-to-take-on-Twitter.html

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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