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Daily Digest: Thursday 31st January 2013

Daily Digest: Thursday 31st January 2013News update from the Church of England

Lack of support and respect for asylum seekers is shocking, says Bishop of Ripon & Leeds

Lack of support and respect for asylum seekers is shocking, says Bishop of Ripon & LeedsThe Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, the Rt Revd John Packer, said today that he had been shocked by the lack of support and respect shown in this country to those who had fled in terror from their own, and had arrived in the UK looking for sanctuary and help.

Daily Digest for Wednesday 30th January 2013

Daily Digest for Wednesday 30th January 2013News update from the Church of England

Daily Digest Tuesday 29 January

Daily Digest Tuesday 29 JanuaryDaily Digest for Tuesday 29th January 2013

Free Church of England Orders recognised

Free Church of England Orders recognisedThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York have recognised the Orders of the Free Church of England under the Overseas and Other Clergy (Ministry and Ordination) Measure 1967. The Measure gives the Archbishops authority to determine whether the Orders of any Church are ‘recognised and accepted’ by the Church of England.

Bishop urges Christian generosity ‘to give the blood that flows through your veins’

Bishop urges Christian generosity ‘to give the blood that flows through your veins’The Bishop of Carlisle today urged Christians to consider giving more than money in a new campaign launched jointly with the NHS and Churches. The fleshandblood campaign aims to profile the need for more blood and organ donors and encourage donation as another way of personal giving within churches.

New parish publications from CofE

New parish publications from CofETwo new monthly publications, specifically designed for Church of England parishes, have been posted online on the Church’s website.

Daily Digest: 28 January

Daily Digest: 28 JanuaryDaily Digest: 28 January

Archbishop of York’s Holocaust Memorial Day Message

Archbishop of York’s Holocaust Memorial Day MessageThis year’s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day calls us to build bridges together as communities. During the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides, communities that had lived together as neighbours were split apart with one community turning on another. What began with whispered words and racist taunts ended in violence and unspeakable acts of mass murder...

Bishop of Leicester responds to Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

Bishop of Leicester responds to Marriage (Same Sex Couples) BillThe Rt Rev Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester, has today made the following statement on the publication of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.