Daily Media Briefing for Monday October 29
Good Morning from the Church of England Communications
James Hannington, bishop, martyr, 1885
1. Towards a new diocese for West Yorkshire and the Dales
Dioceses Commission announces details of draft
The Dioceses Commission has today released details of its draft scheme to reorganise Church of England structures in West Yorkshire and the Dales. The overall proposal, approved last month, is to replace the existing three dioceses and create a new single one. Today's report explains in more detail how, if approved, that would work. http://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2012/10/towards-a-new-diocese-for-west-yorkshire-and-the-dales.aspx
2. Agenda for November 2012 General Synod
The General Synod of the Church of England meets in November for a three day meeting to discuss final stages of women bishops' legislation, with an agenda that also includes the Anglican Communion, the Living Wage and youth unemployment. For further information, see end of briefing or go to: http://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2012/10/agenda-for-november-2012-general-synod.aspx
3. Today's press coverage
Reports of comments by the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Justin Welby "comparing the devastated state of the banking industry after the financial crash to the ruins of Coventry Cathedral after it was bombed in the war".
Comment article from Tim Montgomerie suggesting that "the New Archbishop (of Canterbury) must get back to basics".
Comment from Charles Moore on the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy.
Comment article on the Liverpool Pathway treatment of the terminally ill
Tel p18, Guard p23, Mirror p24, Times, Metro, Ind
Reports that eight people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attach on a church in Nigeria
4. Top Weekend Stories
Sunday Telegraph p3
News report "Bishop says banks are beyond repair" with ref to Bishop of Durham
Sunday Telegraph p2
"Barclays knows action must follow warm words"- interview with Barclays boss with ref to comments by Bishop of Durham
Mail on Sunday p31
"Enter a church and you should hear echoes of eternity - not the Sugababes" comment from Peter Hitchens which begins "I think the Church of England has just committed suicde".
Sunday Times p33
News report "Evangelists spread the word of Mitt"
Mail on Sunday p46
News report "King Richard III to get cathedral burial" with ref to Leicester Cathedral
Sunday Telegraph online
News report "People who agree to donate their organs could be given NHS priority" with ref to CofE
Sunday Express p39
Kirsty Buchanan on "This is the path to death, people" with ref to Liverpool Care Pathway
Daily Mail p7
News report on Liverpool Care Pathway
News report "Climate change and science are at heart of new theory of history backed by Bill Gates"
Sunday Telegraph p29 (scroll down link)
Modern marriage from Rev John Jessop Catterick, North Yorkshire
News report "Decision time over archbishop"
News report "Savile could be stripped of Papal knighthood"
News comment "The BBC's real crime was to act like the Catholic church"
News report "Floods leave Lourdes counting the cost"
Credo: Naftali Brewer on "What
difference does your company make to the world?"
News feature "As a Christian, Rachel Held Evans was intrigued to find out what sort of advice the Bible could offer a wife in a modern relationship"
News feature "Remembering the warriors of the modern Church"
News report "Custodians of the Sistine Chapel want a ceiling on sweaty visitors"
Daily Telegraph p28 (Review)
"Roger Scruton plays the organ in his local church for Sameer Rahim"