Prayers for use with and by children during mourning for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
03 April 2002
Children have long been associated with The Queen Mother's birthday celebrations and many may wish to play a part in mourning her death. The following prayers, suggested hymns and reading are offered as resources for those organising services for children during the period of mourning.
Forms of Service for the Commemoration of the Life of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
02 April 2002
Cambridge University Press has today published official Forms of Service for commemorating the life of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Authorised by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York for use in the Church of England, these services are also suitable for ecumenical use and are freely made available.
Prayers at a time of mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
01 April 2002
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued prayers offered for use by individuals and churches during the period of mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
Next Chief Executive of the Church Urban Fund announced
27 March 2002
Fran Beckett, is to be the next Chief Executive of the Church Urban Fund. The Church Urban Fund was established in 1988 in response to the growing poverty in towns and cities throughout England. Its mission is to be a resource for the Church of England's urban ministry and mission in areas of deprivation.
Cathedral figures for 2001 confirm upward trend
27 March 2002
Cathedrals attracted more than 700,000 worshippers during Advent 2001, almost 120,000 of them on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Easter day attendance increased in 2001, while Sunday attendance figures show an 8.4% increase over the last seven years.
Canterbury Crown Appointments Commission membership completed
26 March 2002
Number 10 Downing Street announced today that Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss is to chair the Crown Appointments Commission for the forthcoming vacancy in the Archbishopric of Canterbury.
Judgement in the case of Miss B
22 March 2002
The Church of England's Board for Social Responsibility sees the court's decision as respecting Miss B's wish to refuse treatment.
General Synod's Loyal address on the occasion of The Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen
21 March 2002
We, Your Majesty's faithful subjects, the Archbishops, Bishops, Clergy and Laity of the Church of England, together with the representatives of other churches assembled in General Synod, assure Your Majesty of our loyalty and devotion to Your Majesty and to Your Throne.
Church of England Board for Social Responsibility welcomes human rights judgment
18 March 2002
The Church of England Board for Social Responsibility welcomes the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of the death of Christopher Edwards. Christopher died in Chelmsford prison in 1994.
Estonian President challenges Church leaders to play an active part in Europe
13 March 2002
More than 50 church leaders from 15 European countries met this week in Tallinn, Estonia to explore together the challenges of "Church leadership in a Changing World".