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SYNOD: Welby admits ‘profound shame’

Safeguarding

THE General Synod debated proposals for legislative change in response to the Archbishop's Chichester Visitation on safeguarding, on Wednesday morning.

Introducing the proposals, the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Paul Butler, who chairs the Churches National Safeguarding Committee, said that the most important change required was "the transformation of our very DNA in relation to our theology, thinking, and practice".

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Not only dancing in the aisles

Not only dancing in the aisles

From skateboarding to real ale, churches are being used to engage with their localities in ever more imaginative ways. Pat Ashworth reports  Subscribe to read more

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Listen to the Spirit - on the bus

A new initiative offers an appealing means of encouraging prayer, says Richard Chartres  Subscribe to read more

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