Listen to God’s voice for careers advice, Church of England tells young people
07 April 2008
A five-session course, published by the Church of England, is encouraging groups of 13 to 18-year-olds to listen to God’s voice for careers advice, before deciding what to do with their lives. Many churches and youth organisations will start running the course on or around Vocations Sunday 2008 (Sunday 13th April).
Paintings unveiled to put vocations in the frame
07 April 2008
This Sunday (13th April) is Vocations Sunday and the Church of England has produced a set of reflective resources based on four devotional images to get people talking and thinking.
Bishops call for a greener EU Budget
01 April 2008
The EU Budget, in not matching up to the EU’s’ objectives, fails to provide sufficiently for the European Common Good, concludes the Church of England House of Bishops’ Europe Panel in a submission to the European Commission’s Budget Review exercise calling for a greener Budget.
Church figures set to shine to reflect the love of God
20 March 2008
The Bishops of Birmingham and Leicester and the Dean of Peterborough are among senior clergy preparing to roll up their sleeves and cassocks today to clean and polish the shoes of dozens of office workers in towns and cities across the country.
Bishop of Blackburn to lead National work with Deaf & Disabled People
19 March 2008
The Bishop of Blackburn, the Rt Rev Nicholas Reade, is to lead the Church of England’s work among deaf and disabled people.
School admissions - Church supports Government announcement
17 March 2008
The Church of England has welcomed the statement made by Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, this morning.
Church welcomes transitional Gift Aid relief
12 March 2008
The Church of England has welcomed the transitional relief arrangement announced in the Budget for Gift Aid claims by charities over the next three years. In the Budget speech, the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, announced a transitional rate of relief of 22 per cent from 2008/09 to 2010/11.
Deaf pioneers graduate at Chester
11 March 2008
A pioneering partnership between the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England and the University of Chester came to fruition on Saturday 8 March when the first cohort of Deaf students were presented with their certificates by the University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Mrs Dorothy Marris.
Church backs Minister on schools Admissions Code
11 March 2008
Responding to a statement from Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls, this morning, the Rt Rev Stephen Venner, Bishop of Dover and acting Chair of the Board of Education, said: "The Church of England welcomes the Minister's intention to tighten up on rules to ensure schools meet the requirements of the Admissions Code 2007."
Church reaffirms its opposition to forced marriage
10 March 2008
The Church of England has reaffirmed its belief that forced marriage is wrong both morally and legally. Responding to a Home Office consultation on ‘marriage to partners from overseas’, the Rt Rev Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark, said the Mission and Public Affairs Council strongly affirmed that principle, as reflected in the consultation document, and agreed that the minimum age that someone could sponsor a marriage partner from abroad or be sponsored as a spouse should be raised to 21 years.