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Daily Digest: Wednesday 9 January 2013

Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office 
 

Daily Digest for Wednesday 9th January 2013

Issued at 09.25 by hd

 

1.  Expert solutions for heating churches

Twenty-five per cent of churches can make simple savings using heating controls and churches can possibly even become 'zero carbon' - just two key facts contained within presentations by contributors to the recent Heating without the Hot Air Conference, now online at http://www.churchcare.co.uk/about-us/past-events/heating-without-the-hot-air. For further information, see end of digest or go to: http://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2013/01/expert-solutions-for-heating-churches.aspx


2.  Church "Rejoicing" over Christmas Twitter campaign

The Church of England today released figures for its Christmas Twitter campaign #ChristmasStartsWithChrist. For further information, see end of digest or go to: http://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2013/01/church-rejoicing-over-christmas-twitter-campaign.aspx


3. Today's press coverage

Telegraph p5, Daily Mail p12
Two reports that "Nick Clegg has dismissed concerns raised by the Prince of Wales over Coalition plans to change the rules on Royal succession".
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9787817/Nick-Clegg-dismisses-Prince-Charles-fears-on-royal-laws.html

Evening Standard p15
AN Wilson reflects on recent news relating to clergy in a Civil Partnership as candidates for the Episcopate.
http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/an-wilson-if-a-married-man-is-chosen-as-a-bishop-the-church-does-not-ask-when-he-and-his-wife-last-had-carnal-relations-some-questions-are-best-left-in-the-box-8442371.html

Telegraph p2, Times p14, Mirror p7
Reports that "police yesterday arrested a man of 21 on suspicion of murdering a church organist on Christmas Eve" in Sheffield.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alan-greaves-murder-man-arrested-1525000

Daily Mail p10, Express p25
Articles stating that "the former Bishop of Rochester has forced his neighbours to pull down a balcony because he claims it 'invades his privacy'".
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/369527/Ex-bishop-in-row-over-next-door-neighbour-s-5-000-balcony

Guardian p13
Item stating that "a former London deputy mayor who resigned in the wake of claims over financial irregularities and was previously placed under Church of England disciplinary measures has been appointed to a £100,000 pro rata job by London mayor Boris Johnson to work as a senior advisor on youth mentoring".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jan/08/boris-johnson-mentoring-job-ray-lewis

i p27, Telegraph p1, Independent p9 and p14
Various items on the "Liverpool Care Pathway", the Independent reporting that specialists have "hit back at critics", and the Telegraph reporting the opinion that "hospitals are placing patients on the controversial 'death pathway' without proper training for staff".
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9788737/Hospitals-treating-Liverpool-Care-Pathway-as-just-another-thing-to-do.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/liverpool-care-pathway-a-way-of-death-worth-fighting-for-8443348.html

Daily Mail p28
Short item describing how York Minster is being coated in "a fat derived from olive oil" to "counteract the effects of acid rain".


Letters

Independent p16, Guardian p33
Various letters on the recent news relating to clergy in a Civil Partnership as candidates for the Episcopate.
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/letters-the-tory-way-with-rubbish-8443443.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/08/questions-conscience-church-gay-bishops

Obituary

Telegraph p27
The Very Revd Michael Till, "Dean of Winchester who worked to improve cathedral finances and let in the makers of The Da Vinci Code."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9788535/The-Very-Reverend-Michael-Till.html