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General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Tuesday 10th February 2009 PM

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Tuesday 10th February 2009 PM

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Tuesday 10th February 2009 AM

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Tuesday 10th February 2009 AM

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Monday 9th February 2009 PM

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Monday 9th February 2009 PM

Dioceses Commission begins review of structures

Dioceses Commission begins review of structuresFurther provisions of the Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007 come into force on 1 February. The Measure makes it a duty of the Dioceses Commission to review the provincial and diocesan structure of the Church of England, including the size, boundaries and number of provinces and dioceses, and arrangements for episcopal ministry. It will also have the power to draw up reorganization schemes.

Elections to the Church Commissioners (1)

Elections to the Church Commissioners (1)In its current round of quinquennial elections to the Church Commissioners, the General Synod has appointed three clerical and four lay members.

Church of England opposes proposed increases in stakes and prizes for gaming machines

Church of England opposes proposed increases in stakes and prizes for gaming machinesThe Mission and Public Affairs Council of the Church of England (MPA) has opposed Government proposals to double the stakes and prizes for fruit machines and even larger increases for 'crane-grab' machines.

New Chair for Central Readers’ Council

New Chair for Central Readers’ CouncilThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York have jointly appointed the Rt Revd Robert Paterson, Bishop of Sodor and Man, to chair the Central Readers’ Council with effect from the end of April 2009.

Christian scholars call for New Year’s resolution to daily prayer

Christian scholars call for New Year’s resolution to daily prayerRenowned Christian authors behind the latest in a series of Bible notes from the Church of England, released today, have called for Christians to reconsider the time and energy they spend on daily Bible study and prayer in the same way as they might be reassessing other areas of their lives at the beginning of the year.

Statement from Chair of Church of England’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns on the inauguration of the new American President

Statement from Chair of Church of England’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns on the inauguration of the new American PresidentAt a meeting last week, the Church of England’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns discussed the impact of the election of the new American President, reflected in the following statement from the committee's chair.

General Synod: February 2009 - Key debates on the international financial crisis, women bishops, the Anglican Covenant, human trafficking, asylum, Anglican-Roman Catholic relations and inter faith relations

General Synod: February 2009 - Key debates on the international financial crisis, women bishops, the Anglican Covenant, human trafficking, asylum, Anglican-Roman Catholic relations and inter faith relationsMajor debates concerning the Church’s ministry and relations with other Churches, the financial crisis and the Church’s engagement with wider society will be on the agenda at the General Synod when it meets at Church House, Westminster from Monday to Friday, 9-13 February.

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