The 9,000 Church of England Readers are being refreshed! To reflect current trends, their badge and logo has been given a make-over and is being launched at the annual meeting of the Central Readers’ Council in London in April.
The Archbishops’ Council has linked with Durham University in an historic partnership to provide a suite of higher education awards for ordinands, lay ministry students and others studying in colleges, courses and dioceses in England.
Almost 6 million people were reached by the Church of England's (@c_of_e) Easter 2013 twitter campaign according to figures released today. Official figures from Twitter showed a cumulative reach of 5.8m users from the 8,527 tweets sent over the Easter period, from Good Friday to Easter Day, using the hashtag #EverythingChanges.
From the Diocese of Portsmouth
The Anglican Bishop of Portsmouth will make his second visit to Ghana in two years when he flies out today.
Church of England Bishops will be taking Easter to the streets of towns and city centres as they get on their knees to shine the shoes of passers-by on Maundy Thursday (March 28th).
Four out of five British adults believe in the power of prayer, according to a new ICM survey in the run-up to Easter. Holy Week and Easter are the most important period in the Christian calendar, marking the last days of Jesus' ministry, his death on the Cross and resurrection to new life.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu has invited Headteachers from schools and academies across the North of England to Bishopthorpe Palace on Wednesday 24 April 2013 to hear about the Young Leaders Award, which has been developed by his Youth Trust. The Archbishop will also address Headteachers on the importance of enabling community regeneration.
From the Office of the Archbishop of York
The Archbishop of York Welcomes Appointment of New Archbishop of New Zealand
An announcement from Downing Street has confirmed the appointment of the Reverend Christopher Goldsmith as the new Bishop of St Germans. He will be installed as a Bishop by Archbishop Justin Welby at a service in Southwark Cathedral at 11am on Tuesday 14 May.
The Rev Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis was able to get a first hand view of the new development at Orchard Grove in Darwen.
A year-long ecumenical initiative backed by leading figures from the Catholic, Anglican and Free churches in the UK launches today to explore how faiths can work better together for social justice amidst unprecedented economic crisis and inequality.
The Rev Dr Jaakko Rusama, a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland and a previous General Secretary of the Finnish Ecumnenical Council, has been elected Lutheran Co-Moderator of the Anglican-Lutheran Society, and his Anglican Co-Moderator is to be the Rt Rev Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Woolwich.
The licensing service of the Revd Tracy Reynolds on Sunday (March 17) will be a somewhat different affair to many others.
St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral are again among the top visitor attractions in the UK, according to the latest statistics from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (AVLA).
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has supported the response of the Bishop of Winchester to (8 March) publication of an independent report into a safeguarding complaint in Jersey from 2008.
The Anglican Rector of the Falkland Islands, the Revd Dr Richard Hines, has described how Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley (the southernmost cathedral in the world) will play a special central role, serving parishioners and journalists, as Islanders take an historic vote in this weekend’s Referendum.