NOAH wins first Churches' Beacon Award for Sustainable Community Development
25 November 1999
Furniture-making, restoration and upholstery courses proved a winning combination in the first Churches' Beacon Award for Sustainable Community Development. The 32 Beacon Awards recognise outstanding teaching and learning practice across the Further Education curriculum.
Prisons: a study in vulnerability
09 November 1999
A collection of essays on the theme of 'vulnerability' inside prisons has produced two simple messages: the vulnerable should not be in prison at all and, whilst the Prison Service has made a start, conditions in prison urgently need to be improved.
Church picks designer for Common Worship
09 November 1999
The Church of England today announces that it is selecting Derek Birdsall, RDI, to be the designer of the service book for the new century.
Joint Forum for Conservation Issues
03 November 1999
A Time to Keep: The Problems of Conserving Turret Clocks. Stands the church clock at ten to three....' The clock is often the heart of a village, but many are now at risk. On the one hand, people have neither the time nor skills to look after them, on the other, inappropriate repairs and alterations are being carried out to make the clocks run like digital watches.
Internet wake-up call
03 November 1999
Society should wake up to the ethical and spiritual implications of the Internet, claims a report from the Church of England's Board for Social Responsibility. A working party involving leading computer scientists, with participation of staff from the Roman Catholic Bishops Conference, compares the on-rush of this new medium to a flood.
Prisons, evangelism and family life to be highlights of Synod agenda
02 November 1999
Major debates on evangelism and strengthening family life are among the highlights of a busy agenda for General Synod's meeting next month. The meeting will take place in London, at Church House, Westminster, from 15-19 November.
Theological Consultant to the House of Bishops and Theological Secretary to the Council for Christian Unity appointed
18 October 1999
Dr Martin Davie, Lecturer in Doctrine and Church History and Head of Postgraduate Studies Teaching at Oak Hill Theological College, has been appointed to the joint post of Theological Consultant to the House of Bishops and Theological Secretary to the Council for Christian Unity.
Evangelists receive renewed recognition
11 October 1999
The office of Evangelist has received renewed recognition from the House of Bishops with a report on those working in parishes and dioceses and the inauguration of a College for those working more widely.
Church of England acts to strengthen marriage
20 September 1999
The Church of England today announced a series of initiatives to strengthen the institution of marriage in England. The Archbishops' Council is coordinating a number of measures to stress the Church's support for the institution of marriage and its importance for individuals, families and the whole of modern society.
Churches launch Millennium Website
25 August 1999
The English Churches' build-up to the Millennium takes a leap into cyberspace with the launch of a dedicated Millennium website (http://www.2000ad.org).