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Praise for patience as Lords agree to women bishops

Praise for patience as Lords agree to women bishops

THE House of Lords passed the Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure on Tuesday night

Welby: No return to ‘war on terror’

Welby: No return to ‘war on terror’

THERE can be no return to the "war on terror", but limited military action is required to resist Islamist terrorism, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said

Record attempt flops when bells shift course

Record attempt flops when bells shift course

A TEAM of bell-ringers has failed in its attempt to set a new world record for the longest peal of 12 bells

St James's Piccadilly has kosher sukkah

St James

FASHIONED from empty plastic bottles lit in neon green, the sukkahat St James's, Piccadilly, in London (right), was not exactly as envisaged in Leviticus 23

Police close inquiry into Bishop Perham allegations

Police close inquiry into Bishop Perham allegations

THE Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Michael Perham, will face no further police action about historic allegations of indecent assault, the Metropolitan Police confirmed on Tuesday

Welby urges bankers to pursue heroism of old

Welby urges bankers to pursue heroism of old

BANKERS need to pursue the sort of heroism praised by Aristotle and Virgil, seeking to be remembered "as someone who contributed to the world", the Archbishop of Canterbury said on Sunday

Ecumenical plan agreed for Carlisle parishes

Ecumenical plan agreed for Carlisle parishes

A PLAN to reorganise the diocese of Carlisle into 40 ecumenical "mission communities" has been approved by the diocesan synod

Pause . . . for applause

Pause . . . for applause

THE BBC Radio 2 programme Pause for Thought walked off with three prizes at the Jerusalem Awards at BAFTA on Wednesday evening

Canon asks for the return of firearms

Canon asks for the return of firearms

A BITTER dispute between a retired lay canon of Manchester Cathedral and his vicar has been revealed in a court hearing held to determine whether Greater Manchester Police should return the former canon's firearms

Education Board urges small schools to make alliances

Education Board urges small schools to make alliances

SMALL Church of England village schools will not survive unless they make teaching and administrative alliances with neighbouring primaries, a report for the C of E's Board of Education on the future of the Church's rural schools has warned

Survey finds girls more likely to use home computers for homework

Survey finds girls more likely to use home computers for homework

ALMOST a quarter of British children aged ten to 15 rated their life satisfaction as below moderate, according to figures published last week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Bishop Rylands calls for a flourishing rural Church

Bishop Rylands calls for a flourishing rural Church

RURAL mission is "high on the agenda" of the Church, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Rt Revd Mark Rylands, has said after an ecumenical conference on countryside ministry

Priest shelters in tent in solidarity with refugees

Priest shelters in tent in solidarity with refugees

AT THE end of 2013, the UN estimated that there were 16.7 million refugees in the world. Last week, a priest in Cornwall attempted to draw closer to their plight, from inside a tent

Pop-up cathedral goes on the road

Pop-up cathedral goes on the road

THE Church's newest diocese, West Yorkshire & the Dales, is taking faith on the road this month in the form of a "pop-up cathedral" that is touring West Yorkshire

Photo: Spectacular

Photo: Spectacular

"Spectacular": an enamelled solid silver cross was in a hoard of about 100 items of Viking treasure found in Dumfries and Galloway, on land owned by the Church of Scotland, last month

Photos: Homeward bound

Photos: Homeward bound

An image of the ecumenical Church of St Michael, in Camp Bastion, is part of "Helmand Return" a nationwide exhibition of 59 billboard and poster photos

Cricket update

Secretaries / captains, and potential secretaries / captains invited for a lunchtime discussion 

Bishops welcome MPs' vote on Palestine

Bishops welcome MPs

BISHOPS from both the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church have supported a vote by MPs on Monday to recognise Palestine as a state

News in brief

News in brief

Kidnapped friar released in Syria; Faith leaders stand together in Rotherham; Oxford-Blue bishop takes on new sporting position; Theological journal awarded international prize; Welby turns down Royal College of Organists

Survey finds C of E clergy wedded to the parish system

Survey finds C of E clergy wedded to the parish system

CHURCH of England clergy are overwhelmingly committed to the parish system, despite the challenges it poses, a new survey by YouGov suggests

New clashes over same-sex marriage

New clashes over same-sex marriage

UP TO 300 Anglicans, including dozens of priests and one serving bishop, have signed an open letter that urges gay bishops to reveal their sexuality publicly

Court rules on use of alternatives for lead roofs

Court rules on use of alternatives for lead roofs

Insurance considerations should not be determinative of what was appropriate for a church building, the Chancellor of the diocese of Coventry ruled when considering a petition for the replacement of lead roofing with a Dryseal Glass Reinforced Polyester roofing system

Rehabilition ‘needs church help’

Rehabilition ‘needs church help’

MORE churches need to get involved in rehabilitating offenders as they leave prison, a national conference heard last month

Project sends ordinands to learn at the coalface

Project sends ordinands to learn at the coalface

THEOLOGICAL students at Cranmer Hall, Durham, will now be able to train at the coalface of parish ministry - almost literally

Churches queue up for lavatory grants from trust

Churches queue up for lavatory grants from trust

Requests for grants to install lavatories and repair roofs top the list of applications approved by the National Churches Trust, its annual review for 2013-2014 reports

Immigrants urged to be missioners

Immigrants urged to be missioners

CHRISTIAN immigrants who come to Britain after benefiting from the work of missionaries have a responsibility to "carry on the mission" on arrival, the organiser of a service of thanksgiving for missionaries said last Friday

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