Church schools celebrate national success in second year of awards
28 June 2012
Two CofE schools from the East Midlands are celebrating their success as National winners of the second Church School Awards.
Church improvements and VAT: New transitional arrangements
28 June 2012
The Church of England today welcomed the announcement from HM Revenue and Customs that transitional arrangements for zero-rated VAT for alterations to cathedral and church buildings will be extended to cover all schemes which had already applied for a faculty or approval under the Care of Cathedrals Measure.
Statement on the Government's House of Lords Reform Bill
27 June 2012
Speaking in the House of Lords today in response to a statement on the publication of the Government's House of Lords Reform Bill, the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester and Convenor of the Lords Spiritual said: “We on these benches recognise the need for some reform of this House and we welcome the opportunity that this Bill will give for thorough debate about the future of Parliament.”
Parish income and ministry stats published
25 June 2012
The Church of England has published its latest information both about parish income and expenditure and about trends in ministry numbers in Church Statistics 2010/11
Validation partnership announced
20 June 2012
The Church of England and Durham University have announced a partnership to provide validation for the education of ministers.
Protect future generations now: CofE message to Rio+20 Conference
19 June 2012
On the eve of the United Nations Rio+20 Conference (June 20-22) church leaders are calling for action on sustainable development now to protect future generations.
‘Top 20’ lectionary inspires Reflections for today’s Christian living
19 June 2012
The Common Worship Lectionary from Church House Publishing has appeared at number 13 in the top 20 religious titles for 2011 - as the latest annual edition of Reflections for Daily Prayer (covering Advent 2012 to Eve of Advent 2013) is published, containing useful new features.
Knighthood for Second Commissioner
18 June 2012
The Church Commissioners have welcomed the award of a knighthood to Tony Baldry MP, Second Church Estates Commissioner since 2010, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List this year ‘for public and political service’.
Agenda for July 2012 General Synod
15 June 2012
General Synod meets in July for final stages of women bishops legislation, with an agenda that also includes world mission, church growth, the August 2011 riots, manifesting faith in public life, church schools, Palestine and Israel.
Design a Church Chair winners announced
14 June 2012
The winners of the Design a Church Chair! competition were announced by the Bishop of London today at an awards ceremony held at St John’s Church, Hyde Park, London.