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UK news in brief

05 December 2014

personal ordinariate of our lady of walsingham

Change of hands: the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham began raising funds this week to buy a redundant Methodist church in Chelston, Devon. It would become the first church to be owned by the Ordinariate

Change of hands: the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham began raising funds this week to buy a redundant Methodist church in Chelston, D...

Archbishop ends global trek

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has completed his 18-month tour of the Anglican Communion, during which he has visited every Province. His visit to the Scottish Episcopal Church last week was his 37th, and included a visit to a new Church Army project, worship in St Columba's, Aberdour, and a meeting with Scotland's new First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

No progress on transparency, says Christian Aid

TAX havens under British rule have made no progress towards transparency, Christian Aid said on Tuesday. A new "traffic-light" assessment, produced with Global Witness, examined overseas territories and Crown dependencies in the light of the pledge, made last year, to consult on the creation of registers of beneficial owners of companies (News, 21 June). Progress had been "non-existent, or at the very least, invisible".

New Bishop of Plymouth is a returnee

THE next Bishop of Plymouth will be the Rt Revd Nick McKinnel, currently the Bishop of Crediton, it was announced on Tuesday. Bishop McKinnel spent 18 years in ministry in Plymouth as Rector of St Andrew's, before moving to Crediton in 2012.

Producer seeks cash for Julian of Norwich film

FUNDING is being sought for a new documentary on Julian of Norwich. Tracy Williams, a former BBC producer, has set up a site on Kickstarter in order to raise £30,000 to make the film. "Julian's story is one that deserves to be told to a much wider audience in an accessible way," he said this week. "Making this film has been my dream for quite a few years."

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