Archbishop of Canterbury to be patron of poverty
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has become the first patron of
Christians Against Poverty. About 60 of the charity's 280 debt
centres are based in Church of England churches. "CAP deals in
helping people to get free of the prison of debt, and it's
something I feel passionately about," he said.
Discovery of Saxon child in Hereford a
THE remains of a Saxon child have been found buried on land next
to Hereford Cathedral. The discovery was made during an
archaeological dig as part of a £5.4-million Heritage
Lottery-funded project to restore and landscape the close, the BBC
reports. The Dean of Hereford, the Very Revd Michael Tavinor, said:
"In helping to uncover more of the cathedral's history, we have
solved some mysteries, but possibly created some more."
URC expresses solidarity with persecuted faith
AN EMERGENCY resolution expressing solidarity with those
persecuted for their faith has been passed unanimously by the
Mission Council of the United Reformed Church. The resolution,
passed on Saturday, calls on the newly elected British Government
to "make religious freedom a strategic priority and to take early
practical steps that show this commitment".
Correction: A spokeswoman for the Bishop of Down &
Dromore, the Rt Revd Harold Miller, has asked us to state that he
did not intervene in Knocknamuckley parish (News, 8
May). Although he and the Rector, the Revd Alan Kilpatrick, had
spoken about the Royal Black Preceptory service, the decision to
reinstate it was the Rector's.