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Helping parishes and dioceses across the Church of England: Church Commissioners publish 2009 Report & Accounts

Helping parishes and dioceses across the Church of England: Church Commissioners publish 2009 Report & AccountsThe Church Commissioners today publish their full Annual Report and Accounts for 2009.

The Church of England offers prayers for the World Cup

The Church of England offers prayers for the World CupAs England face Mexico with less than three weeks to their opening match against the USA in South Africa, the Church of England has published three prayers for the World Cup: two for the teams, the hosts and the fans - and one for those not interested.

Birds and the bees at Lambeth

Birds and the bees at LambethWho was on the throne when the fig tree was planted? How many fruits grow in the garden?* Just two of the questions for visitors following the Archbishop’s nature trail and quiz at today’s Open Garden event at Lambeth Palace designed to reveal the wealth of wildlife in the historic gardens and grounds.

Women in the episcopate - House of Bishops’ statement

Women in the episcopate - House of Bishops’ statementAt its meeting in York on 17/18 May, the House of Bishops discussed the Revision Committee’s report on the draft legislation to enable women to become bishops.

Bishop of Woolwich appointed Bishop for Urban Life and Faith

Bishop of Woolwich appointed Bishop for Urban Life and FaithThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York are delighted to announce the appointment of the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun as Bishop for Urban Life and Faith. Bishop Christopher will fulfill this role alongside his ministry as Bishop of Woolwic,h drawing on his experience as an urban practitioner. He succeeds the Rt Revd Stephen Lowe who retired last year.

Church calls for BBC to go back to the future in its public service mission

Church calls for BBC to go back to the future in its public service missionThe BBC's proposed return to its core public service mission is a welcome 'homecoming' that should herald output appealing to the broadest possible range of audiences, according to the Church of England.

Stage set for key July debates on legislation to enable women to be bishops

Stage set for key July debates on legislation to enable women to be bishopsThe Church of England has today published the 142-page report of the Revision Committee that has been considering in detail the draft legislation to enable women to become bishops in the Church of England. Also published is an amended version of the draft, eleven clause Measure and associated draft Amending Canon.

Churches appoint new Safeguarding Adviser

Churches appoint new Safeguarding AdviserElizabeth Hall has been appointed to the post of Safeguarding Adviser for the Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain.

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