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Back to Church Sunday 2009: a warm welcome to 82,000 people across UK

Back to Church Sunday 2009: a warm welcome to 82,000 people across UKChurch of England churches welcomed back 53,000 people on Back to Church Sunday 2009, a 71 per cent increase on 2008.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu launches CofE online Advent calendar

Archbishop Desmond Tutu launches CofE online Advent calendarTake five minutes to change the world this Advent.

New Chair for Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns

New Chair for Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican ConcernsThe Venerable Danny Kajumba has been appointed as the new Chair of the Archbishops’ Council’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns.

Response to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Consultation on the interim policy for prosecutors on assisted suicide

Response to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Consultation on the interim policy for prosecutors on assisted suicideIt is essential that assisted suicide is never deemed to be acceptable or commendable, the Church of England has said in response to the Director of Public Prosecutions' consultation on an interim policy for prosecutors on assisted suicide. While some people will believe that they may best express genuine compassion by assisting a loved one to commit suicide, it says, compassion is best expressed by making every effort to dissuade them, not by assisting them.

Elections to the CofE Pensions Board (1)

Elections to the CofE Pensions Board (1)Results of elections to the Church of England Pensions Board.

Revision Committee on Women in the Episcopate

Revision Committee on Women in the EpiscopateLatest update from the Revision Committee on Women in the Episcopate.

Thousands of church school pupils get ready to mark inaugural inter faith week

Thousands of church school pupils get ready to mark inaugural inter faith weekStudents and staff at many of the Church of England's 4,700 schools will be joining in the UK's first inter faith week.

Apostolic Constitution - Bishop of Guildford responds

Apostolic Constitution - Bishop of Guildford respondsResponding to today's publication of the Apostolic Constitution and its complementary norms by the Vatican, the Rt Revd Christopher Hill, Bishop of Guildford and Chairman of the Church of England's Council for Christian Unity, said:

New Bishop of Peterborough announced

New Bishop of Peterborough announcedThe Prime Minister's Office has announced today that the next Bishop of Peterborough is to be the Ven. Donald Allister, currently Archdeacon of Chester.

Election to the Dioceses Commission

Election to the Dioceses CommissionThe Revd Paul Benfield has been elected to serve on the Dioceses Commission.

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