Daily Digest for Tuesday 29th January
Issued at 09.00 by RH
1. Two new Church of England parish
publications go online
Two new monthly publications, specifically designed for Church
of England parishes, have been posted online on the Church's
website. For further information, see end of digest or go to:
2. Bishop urges Christian
generosity 'to give the blood that flows through your
The Bishop of Carlisle today urged Christians to
consider giving more than money in a new campaign launched jointly
with the NHS and Churches. For further information, see end of
digest or go to:
3. Free Church of England Orders
The 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. For
further information, see end of digest or to go:
4. Today's press coverage
News report "Church of England recognizes 'free' order
that is against women bishops"
Daily Star p25
News report "H'boro bishop retires" with ref to
yesterday's announcement that Bishop of Liverpool will retire this
Tel p2 (no link), Eve Stand p7, Expr p5
News reports on Succession Bill which passed Third
Reading in Parliament yesterday including ref to defeated amendment
proposing Catholics could succeed to the throne
News report "Karaoke is music to ear of long-suffering
vicars" with ref to Christian Resources Exhibition
Tel p10 (no link)
Short news story "Cost of the BA cross
Tel p11 (no link)
News brief "Give blood, bishop urges" with ref to
yesterday's call from Bishop of Carlisle (see press release
Kevin Maguire column "10 things I'd like
referendums on" including "Disestablishing the Church of
News report that "Muslims and Christians were neighbours
until war forced many out of their homes" with ref to situation in
Daily Mail p28 (no link)
News report "An allergy not be sneezed at - especially
if you're a vicar" with ref to priest in Gloucester who has retired
"after his allergy to lilies prevented him from carrying out his
Interview with Sir David Attenborough including ref to
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sir Marcus Worsley Conservative MP "who was committed to Church
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