2014 News Archive

Press releases from January 1st 2014 - December 31st 2014. If you are looking for a press release prior to 2013, please contact the communications team

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    Church of England welcomes publication of Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill

    18/12/2014

    NEWS / The Church of England has welcomed a Bill published today by the Government aimed at speeding up the introduction of the first women diocesan bishops into the House of Lords.

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    The Revd Libby Lane Announced as Bishop of Stockport

    17/12/2014

    NEWS / Downing Street have today announced that the new Bishop of Stockport - and the first woman bishop in the Church of England - will be the Revd Libby Lane, currently Vicar of St Peter's, Hale, and St Elizabeth's, Ashley.

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    Suffragan See of Maidstone

    04/12/2014

    NEWS / At its meeting on 4 December the Dioceses Commission unanimously agreed with a proposal received from the Archbishop of Canterbury to fill the vacant see of Maidstone. 

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    Synod approves motion calling for evaluation of research findings into the effect of removing the Spare Room Subsidy

    18/11/2014

    NEWS / The General Synod has today approved a motion moved by Ian Fletcher, from the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, noting a rise in the number and seriousness of reported concerns about the impact of the Spare Room Subsidy, also known as the "Bedroom Tax" on the vulnerable and others.

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    Legislation on Women Bishops Becomes Law at General Synod

    17/11/2014

    NEWS / The General Synod has today enacted the measure enabling women to be ordained as Bishops in the Church of England.

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    Guidelines for the Professional Conduct of the Clergy

    17/11/2014

    NEWS / Synod voted today to take note of the report: Guidelines for the Professional Conduct of the Clergy. These are not a legal code but a set of draft guidelines, commended by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, describing what is desirable in the professional conduct of clergy.

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    Church of England announces new full-time National Safeguarding Adviser

    17/11/2014

    NEWS / The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham today announced the appointment of a new full-time National Safeguarding Adviser for the Church of England.

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    Sir Tony Baldry MP to become next Chair of the Church Buildings Council

    17/09/2014

    NEWS / The Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry MP has been appointed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to become the next Chair of the Church Buildings Council when he stands down as Second Estates Commissioner at the end of this Parliament. He succeeds Anne Sloman OBE.

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    New lead bishop for Environmental Affairs

    16/09/2014

    NEWS / The Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, has accepted the invitation of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to succeed the Bishop of London as the Church of England's lead bishop for Environmental Affairs with immediate effect.

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    Statement on "Safe Space" Proposal

    11/08/2014

    NEWS / In May of this year the Rt. Revd. Paul Butler, the Bishop of Durham, who is the lead Church of England Bishop for safeguarding, initiated some early-stage work with an external safeguarding consultant to develop plans for a 'Safe Space' for reconciliation for survivors of abuse.