News from the Church of England
22nd March 2010
New Bishop of Chelmsford
The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Reading, has been nominated by Her Majesty the Queen as Bishop of Chelmsford in succession to The Right Reverend John Gladwin. He will be the tenth Bishop of Chelmsford.
Further information at: www.cofe.anglican.org/news/prbpchelmsford.html
16th March 2010
Crucial third sector role for Church of England
The third sector, including the Church of England, has a crucial role to play in using its voice to increase public demand for government action to make low carbon options available and attractive to the public.
Further information at: www.cofe.anglican.org/news/pr3210.html
16th March 2010
Dying Matters Awareness Week - Church encourages people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement
To mark the Dying Matters Coalition's first Awareness Week (15th-21st March 2010), the Church of England is encouraging churchgoers to talk openly about dying and death, in a new podcast suitable for sermon and housegroup use.
Within the four-minute podcast, available at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/podcast, Dying Matters' director Hilary Fisher says: "I think it's absolutely fantastic that the Church of England has joined the Coalition because they have such an important role in the community."www.cofe.anglican.org/news/pr3110.html
Archbishop welcomes Papal Visit
The Archbishop of Canterbury today welcomed the official announcement that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is to visit the UK in September at the invitation of Her Majesty The Queen: "The Pope's visit will be an opportunity to cement ties not only between the Holy See and the United Kingdom but also the Roman Catholic Church and other Christian churches in Scotland, England and Wales. I look forward particularly to welcoming Pope Benedict to Lambeth Palace on behalf of the Church of England."
Archbishop receives Russian Order of Friendship
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, was yesterday presented with the Russian Order of Friendship, for his "outstanding contribution to the cooperation and friendly relations between Russia and the UK". www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3K4d3w4I1k
11th March 2010
Archbishop of York Visits New Zealand
The Archbishop of York is currently visiting New Zealand. This began with a powhiri (Maori welcome) in front of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell. The Archbishop went on to preach at Evensong on the theme of crisis.
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8th March 2010
Cherish your churchyard
Thousands of growing churches are preparing to celebrate Cherishing Churchyards Week this June as part of the UN's International Year of Biodiversity.
The full statement may be found at: www.cofe.anglican.org/news/pr3010.html
4th March 2010
Green Paper on Rights and Responsibilities could do better
The Church of England has warned that basic human rights cannot be made contingent on the exercise of responsibilities. In a response to the Ministry of Justice Green Paper on Rights and Responsibilities, the Mission and Public Affairs Council argues that connecting rights too closely with responsibilities risks undermining the inalienable nature of fundamental human rights.
More information at www.cofe.anglican.org/news/pr2910.html
3rd March 2010
Church of England Podcast - Revd Lynda Barley
The Revd Lynda Barley, Head of Research and Statistics, encourages us to discover the latest parish statistics. Subscribe to the podcasts at: cofe.anglican.org/podcast.xml
Inspection report on ministerial training institute published
The Church of England today publishes the inspection report on one of its ministerial training institutes: the South East Institute for Theological Education.
The report published today is available at www.cofe.anglican.org/lifeevents/ministry/qualityassurance and click on the link to latest reports.