News from the Church of England

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  1. 'A New Settlement Revised: Religion and Belief in Schools' - Church of England response
    NEWS / Response to the report published yesterday by the Westminster Faith Debates, by Charles Clarke and Linda Woodhead
  2. Repair fund of £40m prepares cathedrals for First World War commemorations
    A £40m scheme to conserve and repair England’s cathedrals ahead of First World War centenary events has significantly reduced immediate risks, according to a report published today.
  3. Church of England Pensions Board publishes 2017 Annual Report and Accounts
    NEWS / The Church of England Pensions Board has today published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2017, and the Report and Accounts for each of the four pension schemes of which the Board is the corporate trustee.
  4. Church of England funds ambitious growth programme
    NEWS / More than a hundred new churches are to be created in a £27 million drive by the Church of England to revive the Christian faith in coastal areas, market towns and outer urban housing estates, it was announced today.
  5. Church of England approves ideas to support and streamline England’s cathedrals
    NEWS / The Church of England’s General Synod has welcomed new measures to strengthen governance and operational frameworks for England’s cathedrals.
  6. Synod backs Royal Commission on future of health and social care
    NEWS / The General Synod of the Church of England has called on the Government to set up a Royal Commission on how health and social care can be funded and delivered in the next two decades.
  7. General Synod calls for renewed efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament
    NEWS / General Synod calls on the Government to restate its commitment to the principles of nuclear arms control and eventual nuclear disarmament in a debate today at the General Synod.
  8. National Investing Bodies’ approach to climate change affirmed by General Synod
    NEWS / This afternoon General Synod affirmed its support for the National Investing Bodies’ (NIBs) approach to tackling climate change, including its ongoing strategy of engaging with companies rather than prematurely disinvesting from them.
  9. Synod backs action on IICSA themes
    NEWS / General Synod today voted to endorse key priorities for action on safeguarding, focusing on themes which came out of the first set of hearings, in March, by IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) into the ‘Anglican Church’.
  10. Recent satirical blog on General Synod
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