The baptism of Jade, Bobby and Freddy Goody
07 March 2009
Many will be praying with Jade Goody and her family at their baptism, conducted by the Revd Corinne Brixton at the Royal Marsden Hospital, today. It is a very personal moment between the family and God.
Update published on Clergy Pensions Scheme
05 March 2009
The Church of England has today published a paper on the impact of the credit crunch and recession on the financial position of the Funded Clergy Pension Scheme and what this might mean for the future of the scheme.
Bishops’ advice to Prime Minister on Copenhagen climate change conference
02 March 2009
Failure to secure a strong, just and effective response to the challenge of climate change at the Copenhagen climate change conference in December 2009 would amount to a moral failure on the part of humanity as a whole, Church of England bishops have told Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Seeing the big questions of life and faith 'through the eyes of a child'
02 March 2009
Complex topics ranging from creation and freedom to sin and forgiveness are seen 'Through the Eyes of a Child' in a landmark collection of essays on children's theological perspectives published today by Church House Publishing.
Church Commissioners reassure Church on levels of support
27 February 2009
After a year of declining asset values, the Church Commissioners have reassured Church of England dioceses that they still intend to continue their present level of support at planned levels through to the end of 2010.
Church offers a 'Welcoming Marriage' for brides and grooms
24 February 2009
Grooms are more conscious of the serious commitment of marriage than many people might think, while their fiancées are focused on making the wedding day itself a special occasion, according to research included in a new book released today.
Cut the carbon this Lent, says Church of England
23 February 2009
Advice from a banking boss, the latest eco-technology in a country church, lifestyle pledges in the North East and a cut-carbon-not-chocolate challenge from church and government leaders including the Archbishop of Canterbury are just some of the ways the Church of England is putting a green stamp on Lent as part of its Shrinking the Footprint campaign.
Church gives out ‘tweets’ for Lent
21 February 2009
'What are you doing?' asks the Church of England this Lent as it connects with people through the social networking site Twitter and a new Facebook application designed to get people to share their top tips for helping each other.
Provisional attendance figures for 2007 released
19 February 2009
Protection of the work-free Sunday: MEPs launch Written Declaration
17 February 2009
The Church of England’s House of Bishops’ Europe Panel, the Secretariat of COMECE (Commission of the Catholic Bishops' Conferences of the European Community) and the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) have welcomed the initiative of several Members of the European Parliament, to ask the House to decide on a Written Declaration “on the protection of a work-free Sunday as an essential pillar of the European Social Model and as part of the European cultural heritage”.