Cardinal Kasper addresses Bishops' Meeting
06 June 2006
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has welcomed an address given by Cardinal Walter Kasper as a ‘clear and helpful contribution’ to the debate on women in the episcopate. The address was given to the Church of England Bishops’ Meeting, 5 June 2006
Churches urged to spring clean their vestry cupboards
06 June 2006
A guide to help parish churches sort out bulging cupboards of dusty records or memory-strained computer systems has been published by the Church of England today.
04 June 2006
‘Challenging Poverty’, a new campaign to tackle poverty in Britain, has been launched today. An initiative of the Church Urban Fund (CUF), the campaign will raise awareness of the plight of the 11.4 million people living below the poverty line in this country and encourage action in local communities.
Church launches ‘Shrinking The Footprint’ campaign
02 June 2006
The Church of England will be marking World Environment Day (Monday 5 June) by taking a further step forward in the campaign to ‘green’ the Church. All parish churches are being invited to carry out an audit of current energy uses so that a benchmark can be established. Once the size of the current ‘carbon footprint’ of the Church has been assessed, the campaign will roll out initiatives to shrink that footprint.
Communities love their churches - now it’s time to listen to their needs, says Church researcher
29 May 2006
Roadside shrines, bouquets and teddies and the widening appeal of prayer stations, labyrinths and beads are all indications that images are the new words for people today, says the Church of England's chief statistician and researcher.
Faithful Cities – regeneration forces many to the margins
22 May 2006
Millions of pounds have been poured into Britain’s city and urban areas in recent years but the resultant growth has forced many to the margins and dramatised the gap between the ‘super rich’ and the poorest. That is the challenge highlighted by Faithful Cities: A call for celebration, vision and justice, the report of an ecumenical and interfaith Commission initiated by the Church of England and presented to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York today.
Cathedrals continue to reach upwards
19 May 2006
Attendance levels at regular weekly services in Church of England cathedrals have risen by a total of 21 per cent since the turn of the millennium – that’s a rate of almost four per cent each year.
Election by General Synod to Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England
17 May 2006
New resource breaks the mould to help young Christians – and busy youth workers
11 May 2006
A ground-breaking youth work resource from Church House Publishing’s Emmaus portfolio is launched this week.
Bishop welcomes English Heritage Inspired! - “A capacity building campaign”
11 May 2006
The Bishop of London, Dr Richard Chartres, has welcomed Inspired!, the English Heritage five point plan to assist historic places of worship. The plan was launched today (10/05/06) at St Mary Magdalene Paddington by Simon Thurley, CEO English Heritage and the Bishop of London.