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News in brief

03 February 2011

Remember untold stories, says Dr Williams

THE Archbishop of Canterbury issued a message to mark national Holo­caust Remembrance Day last week, calling for the need to retell stories from the Holocaust and “untold stories” from other genocides. He warned that “if the stories are not told over and over again, we lose the memory of those who suffered, and we risk losing something that protects our humanity.”

New Warden of Cranmer Hall appointed

THE Revd Mark Tanner, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Ripon, has been appointed the new Warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham. Mr Tanner is also Officiating Chaplain to 21 Engineer Regiment, Area Dean of Ripon, and a leader in the New Wine network.

British Museum director pleads for Zurbarán paintings

NEIL MacGregor, director of the British Museum, has urged the Church Commissioners to save the Zurbarán paintings that currently hang in Auckland Castle. Mr MacGregor said that the paintings are “a critical part of the history of the Established Church, of the Church of England and indeed our whole country”.

New Clerk to the General Synod appointed

DR COLIN PODMORE has been appointed Clerk to the General Synod, succeeding the Revd David Williams, who will retire at the end of March. The General Synod will be invited to the confirm the appointment when it meets next week in Westminster. Dr Podmore will also take on a reconfigured role of Director of the Central Secretariat and Ecumenical Relations. Dr Podmore is the author of Aspects of Anglican Identity.

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