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Revision Committee on Women in the Episcopate (1)

Revision Committee on Women in the Episcopate (1)The Revision Committee established by the General Synod to consider the draft legislation on enabling women to become bishops in the Church of England today completed the first phase of its work. The Committee has further meetings planned between now and December and is aiming to complete its task by Christmas so that its report can be debated in full Synod in February and the draft legislation begin its Revision Stage in full Synod.

Conference to explore the future of the countryside

Conference to explore the future of the countrysideA major conference is to bring together leading thinkers on rural economies, planning, policy and mission to explore the sustainability of rural communities and their churches.

Church welcomes government commitment on ‘rain tax’

Church welcomes government commitment on ‘rain tax’The Minister's promise to “. . . legislate to allow water companies to run concessionary schemes (for churches, sports clubs and youth organisations) so they can get on with doing a great job instead of worrying about unaffordable bills” will be very welcome to many churches, Scout and Guide groups, amateur sports clubs and others.

Churches hosting the whole wedding day - wedding-with-reception package saves time and money, say couples

Churches hosting the whole wedding day - wedding-with-reception package saves time and money, say couplesMore churches should be saying yes to couples who want their whole wedding day - ceremony and reception - in church, say two Church of England bishops.

Response to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Interim Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Assisted Suicide

Response to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Interim Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Assisted Suicide

In great shape – but for how long?

In great shape – but for how long?English cathedrals have never been in better condition nor better cared for.  Yet they may soon be at risk.  That’s the paradoxical conclusion of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England in its Annual Review 2008, published today.

Bishops' call to 'come as you are' this Sunday

Bishops' call to 'come as you are' this Sunday'Back to Church Sunday' takes place this weekend, with thousands of people set to return to churches of all denominations following a personal invitation from a friend.

Protect the Poor, Pressurise the Politicians

Protect the Poor, Pressurise the PoliticiansStatement from the Church of England's College of Bishops responding to the challenge of Climate Change in the run-up to Copenhagen.

Launch of Climate Justice Fund - make it personal, support the poor by counting your carbon, says CofE

Launch of Climate Justice Fund - make it personal, support the poor by counting your carbon, says CofE

Churches take to the airwaves to extend warm welcome

Churches take to the airwaves to extend warm welcomeAs half a million people across the UK are set to receive personal invitations 'back to church' in the next few days, thousands more will be hearing their invitation over the breakfast table or on their drive home.

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