26 September 2012
Good Morning from the Church of England Communications
Wilson Carlile, founder of the Church Army, 1942
Tomorrow: Vincent de Paul, founder of the Lazarists, 1660
1. Prayer for the Crown Nominations Commission
People on Twitter are being urged to pray for the Crown
Nominations Commission (CNC), as the Commission meets today to
consider the appointment of the new Archbishop of Canterbury.
The hashtag "#prayforthecnc" will be used in messages sent out
throughout the day by the Church of England's Communications office
directing people to a special prayer, which has been posted on the
Church of England's website.
Tweets will link to "Prayer for the CNC" at
2. Today's press coverage
Guardian p15, BBC website, Channel 4 News
Articles focusing on the fact that the Crown Nominations Commission
is meeting this week, the "body responsible for choosing Rowan
Williams' successor as Archbishop of Canterbury".
Times p13, Daily Mail p4, Sun p5
Within the many articles devoted to missing teenager Megan
Stammers, The Times, and other papers, report that "the school… had
previously employed a teacher who abused its pupils".
Daily Mail p19, Independent p23, Times p11, Evening
Standard p13 and p14, i p9
Many articles on gay marriage: in the Daily Mail, Andrew Pierce's
Conference Diary focuses on the opinions of Lynne Featherstone and
Culture Secretary Maria Miller; other articles report that "Hugh
Grant has become the latest public figure to declare his support
for gay marriage".