Churches encouraged to look to the ultimate role model on Education Sunday 2008
18 December 2007
In a world of competing role models, Jesus' powerful challenge to 'come and see' is at the heart of Education Sunday 2008.
Elections to Church of England bodies
17 December 2007
Results of various recent elections to Church of England bodies.
Christians share gift of faith with their friends this Christmas as thousands invited to congregate at nation’s cathedrals
17 December 2007
More than 140,000 people are expected to attend a Church of England cathedral for a service on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day this year, following a 7.5 per cent rise in worshippers between 2005 and 2006.
Bishops’ office and working costs published
13 December 2007
The 2006 office and working costs of bishops in the Church of England are published today. Figures for individual bishops were first published, for the year 2000, in December 2001. Bishops’ office and working costs were previously published as a total figure.
Protocol for review of past child protection cases
11 December 2007
Following the announcement of the key principles of the review of past child protection cases by dioceses in the Church of England, the model protocol has now been published.
Statements from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York welcoming the release of Gillian Gibbons
03 December 2007
Statements from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York welcoming the release of British teacher Gillian Gibbons from prison in Sudan.
Church hands out virtual cards for Facebook friends to share Christmas message
02 December 2007
A selection of Christmas greetings cards blessed by the Church of England is set to take the social networking site Facebook by snowstorm this Advent.
Churches comment on Government’s incitement to hatred plans
27 November 2007
The Church of England and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have commented on the Government’s proposed amendment to the Public Order Act 1986 to create a new offence of incitement to hatred on grounds of sexual orientation. Focussing on the use of threatening words or behaviour which are used with the intention of stirring up hatred goes a considerable way towards meeting the Churches’ concerns, they say in a memorandum to the parliamentary committee responsible for the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill.
Getting top marks: People of all faiths and none back church schools’ popularity
19 November 2007
The majority of those who do not see themselves as Christians reject the idea that church schools create divisions between different sections of society, a major survey released today has found. Six out of ten non-Christians who feel that church schools are different from other state schools also believe that church schools give places to children of all backgrounds, and two-thirds of the same group agree that Church of England schools provide a broad and balanced education, the findings show.
‘Virtual’ questions receive answers
13 November 2007
The Church of England’s General Synod has held its second virtual question time. The text of all 43 Questions and Answers is now available on the Church of England web site.