Birds and bugs help celebrate 200 years of church schools
17 June 2011
Church school pupils pledged to put their best foot forward outside York Minster as part of a new environment initiative aimed at getting school children outside and enjoying their local environment.
Joint Implementation Commission, Moving Forward in Covenant: Interim Report 2008-2011
16 June 2011
New recommendations for Anglicans and Methodists in Covenant - The Methodist Church and the Church of England should work more closely together in their local communities, according to a new report from representatives of both Churches.
Bishop of Exeter's comments on BBC Choosing to Die programme
14 June 2011
The Bishop of Exeter the Rt Revd Michael Langrish took part in a BBC2 Newsnight debate on Monday June 13 following the BBC programme ‘Choosing to Die’ presented by Sir Terry Pratchett. His main comments from the debate are included here.
New Bishop Designate of Durham is announced
02 June 2011
The new Bishop Designate of Durham was announced today – on Ascension Day, one of the most important days in the Christian calendar. The Very Revd Justin Welby is currently Dean of Liverpool where he was appointed in December 2007.
New Ethical Investment Advisory Group Chairman appointed
31 May 2011
The new Chairman of the Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) is to be corporate lawyer James Featherby.
Visitors get growing in York Minster
30 May 2011
Visitors to York Minster on Saturday got a taste of the green life as they enjoyed drama, competitions and a host of stalls and displays at the diocese’s Big Environment Celebration.
Celebrate 200 years of Church schools with BBC Songs of Praise
18 May 2011
BBC’s Songs of Praise goes back to the classroom this Sunday (4.30 pm BBC1) and takes a look at the history of music in collective worship with a special focus on church schools.
Statement on Government white paper on House of Lords reform
17 May 2011
Statement on Government white paper on House of Lords reform from the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester and Convenor of the Lords Spiritual
Spot an orchid in your churchyard
17 May 2011
Shrinking the Footprint, the Church of England’s national environmental campaign, is encouraging churchgoers to follow in the footsteps of the Rev Gilbert White and other naturalists to take a closer look at wild plants, including those with faith links, in their churchyards.
Bishop calls on the Government to go further on Military Covenant
16 May 2011
The Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Stephen Platten, today welcomed the Government’s proposals to enshrine the Military Covenant in law but he called for the establishment of an independent statutory review mechanism to ensure the Covenant is being honoured.