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General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Friday 4th July 2008 PM

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Friday 4th July 2008 PM

There’s more to ordained ministry than you might think – so don’t miss the Call Waiting…

There’s more to ordained ministry than you might think – so don’t miss the Call Waiting…Young people who think they may be being called into ordained ministry are at the centre of a national campaign being launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, at General Synod in York this weekend. The Call Waiting… campaign features a new website www.callwaiting.org.uk, an A4 magazine full of essential information for prospective ordinands, and eye-catching posters.

Church launches a guidebook to churchgoing

Church launches a guidebook to churchgoingA cartoonist and an author have joined forces to create a fresh guide to churchgoing – published by the Church of England this week – which has already won praise for its no-nonsense approach to explaining the Anglican faith.

Information overload without quality public service content could build modern-day ‘tower of Babel’, say bishops

Information overload without quality public service content could build modern-day ‘tower of Babel’, say bishopsTwo Bishops today warn of the risk that, without strong and vibrant public service content, broadcasting after digital switchover could sow confusion and mistrust rather than aid public enlightenment and social cohesion. The voices of the many digital channels and the proliferation of user-generated content on the internet will otherwise be a bewildering cacophony.

Church responds to draft Charity Commission guidance on public benefit and religions

Church responds to draft Charity Commission guidance on public benefit and religionsThe Church of England has expressed a number of concerns about the Charity Commission’s latest draft guidance on public benefit and the advancement of religion while welcoming the progress the draft represents in recognising the contribution of religious bodies to the public benefit.

Joint statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York regarding St Bartholomew-the-Great

Joint statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York regarding St Bartholomew-the-GreatJoint statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York regarding St Bartholomew-the-Great.

Bishops’ warning on effect of renewable energy costs on fuel poverty

Bishops’ warning on effect of renewable energy costs on fuel povertyBishops have called on government to take the numbers experiencing fuel poverty into account when setting policy on increasing renewable energy generation. The direct cost to the UK of meeting the EU’s current 15 per cent target will be at least £5 billion per annum by 2020, in addition to indirect costs in the form of higher energy prices.

July Synod Briefing: Key debates on women bishops, clergy terms of service legislation, climate change, church tourism, ecumenical relations, reader ministry and parochial fees

July Synod Briefing: Key debates on women bishops, clergy terms of service legislation, climate change, church tourism, ecumenical relations, reader ministry and parochial feesMajor debates concerning the Church’s ministry, relationships with other Churches, and wider society will be on the agenda at the General Synod when it meets at York University next month.

Bishops’ office and working costs published

Bishops’ office and working costs publishedThe 2007 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.

Dads feel more responsible for the spiritual care of their child, church survey reveals

Dads feel more responsible for the spiritual care of their child, church survey revealsNine out of every 10 fathers feel responsible for the souls of their children, research commissioned by the Church of England has revealed.

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