Board concerned about Asylum, Immigration and Citizenship White Paper
13 February 2002
The Church of England's Board for Social Responsibility has expressed concern about the Home Secretary's White paper on Asylum, Immigration and Citizenship, published last Thursday. The White Paper marks the beginning of the fourth attempt in under a decade to reform policy in this area.
Bishop elected to Crown Appointments Commission
12 February 2002
The Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Rev Timothy Stevens, has been elected by the House of Bishops to serve on the Crown Appointments Commission (CAC) to consider the vacancy in the See of Canterbury.
Church of England Bishops signal progress on Export Control Bill
07 February 2002
Anglican bishops today welcomed the government's decision to offer new amendments to the Export Control Bill. Five pages of amendments were tabled by the government last night (Wednesday), after more than 40 bishops highlighted the lack of any reference to sustainable development criteria in the Bill, in a letter to the Times.
Secretary General nominated as Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
06 February 2002
Mr Philip Mawer, Secretary General of the Archbishops' Council and of the General Synod, has been nominated as Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards by the House of Commons Commission, with the agreement of the Chairman of the Committee on Standards and Privileges.
Nearly 3 million Christmas worshippers in new benchmark statistics
04 February 2002
The first set of national Church of England attendance and membership figures to come out of the new, more rigorous data collection introduced in 2000 provide further proof that the Church has been under-counting its worshippers.
Church calls on Government to revise House of Lords proposals
31 January 2002
A call for the Government to revise its proposals on House of Lords reform in favour of greater independence, less political affiliation and a stronger religious presence is made today (1 February) from the Church of England.
Appointment of the next Archbishop of Canterbury
22 January 2002
The Archbishops' Council has called on all members of the Church of England to pray for all those involved in the processes surrounding the selection of the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
Methodist District Chairs and Church of England Bishops joint meeting
18 January 2002
The District Chairs of the Methodist Church in Britain and the Church of England House of Bishops enjoyed the warm hospitality of the Abbot and monks of Ampleforth as they held a joint meeting on Wednesday. This was only the second time that the House of Bishops and the District Chairs have met formally - their first historic gathering was two years ago at the same location.
House of Bishops issues statement on the Afghan conflict
17 January 2002
The House of Bishops of the Church of England today issued a statement of concern on issues arising from the conflict in Afghanistan. The statement covers the status and treatment of prisoners, the rebuilding of Afghan society and the growing number of civilian casualties.
Bishops commit to inclusive church schools
15 January 2002
Church of England schools must be open to the diverse communities they serve, the House of Bishops says in a statement issued today.