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UK briefs

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18 October 2013

Lambeth Palace/Chris Cox

Uncommon: Lord Cormack and Prudence Dailey, of the Prayer Book Society, present the Archbishop of Canterbury with an edition of the Book of Common Prayer at Lambeth Palace on Monday

Uncommon: Lord Cormack and Prudence Dailey, of the Prayer Book Society, present the Archbishop of Canterbury with an edition of the Book of Common P...

New face for Fresh Expressions

A NEW Archbishops' Missioner and leader of the Fresh Expressions team was announced on Monday. Canon Phil Potter, director of pioneer ministry for the diocese of Liverpool, will succeed Bishop Graham Cray, who has held the posts since 2009. Before ordination, Canon Potter was a professional singer-songwriter who wrote contemporary worship music.

Send a real card, says Traidcraft

THE trend to send e-cards, rather than real ones, is being challenged byTraidcraft. Launching the campaign on Tuesday, the chief executive of Traidcraft, Mags Vaughan, said: "When it comes to Christmas, the pleasure in choosing the right card with care, and the delight when it arrives, is better than any email or post to a Facebook wall could ever be." A survey published by Royal Mail last year found that 80 per cent of people would rather receive a card than a festive message sent by social media. 

More women representatives for House of Bishops

FOUR more female clerical representatives to the House of Bishops have been elected. The Archdeacon of Chesterfield, the Ven. Christine Wilson, will represent the East Midlands. Prebendary Jane Tillier, Priest-in-Charge of Barlaston, will represent the West Midlands. East Anglia will be rep-

resented by the Archdeacon of Colchester, the Ven. Annette Cooper; and the South Central region by the Archdeacon of Portsdown, the Ven. Joanne Grenfell. The representatives will take up their positions on 1 December.

Correction: The photo of the cast rehearsing The Second Coming, an abridged version of the Chester Mystery Plays at The Well, in Liverpool Cathedral (News, 11 October) showed Nicholas Fry as God, not Francis Tucker as Lucifer.

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