What happened to the Millennium yew trees? Plus, the latest Statistics for Mission

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17 October 2019

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Professor David Bellamy and the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd Richard Chartres, launch the Yew Tree Millennium Project in London in September 1996

Professor David Bellamy and the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd Richard Chartres, launch the Yew Tree Millennium Project in London in September 1996

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As the year 2000 beckoned, the Church of England decided that it would mark the Millennium by distributing thousands of yew trees across England. Every parish that requested one would get one.

Twenty years after the distribution of 700 ‘Millennium Yews’, efforts are under way to track their upward progress. Ed Thornton talks to Madeleine Davies about the story, which you can also read about in this week’s paper.

Plus, the Statistics for Mission 2018 report has just been published. Madeleine tells us what’s in it - including new statistics about enquiry and “Christian basics” courses, and youth work.

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