The Anglican Diocese of Lichfield has celebrated its successful ten-year relationship with the West Bromwich Building Society by announcing that it will donate £100,000 to a variety of community initiatives in the West Midlands over ten months.
Self-giving and voluntary generosity with possessions for the well being of others are Christian duties which point towards the desirability of church people taking a lead in post-death organ donation, the Church of England has suggested in parliamentary evidence.
An appeal to supermarket bosses backed by churches and parents appears to could lead to a significant shift in the way Halloween is marketed in the UK - with an emphasis on giving more than tricking for treats.
The place of baptism in the Established Church, and consequently wider society, has changed greatly in the last century, a new book from the Church of England acknowledges. It offers assistance with developing the rite but does not explore post-Christendom in any depth.
The response of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church USA to the gay dispute within the Anglican church "gives encouragement to members of Changing Attitude and our brothers and sisters in many parts of our Communion", says the UK group, pledging to continue the struggle for inclusion.
It is hoped that some twenty thousand people will return to church with a friend this weekend (Sunday 30 September 2007) as part of a major co-ordinated effort by the Church of England to pack the pews in around 2,000 participating churches.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has appointed Paula Clifford on a six month secondment from the UK-based international development agency Christian Aid to help further the Church of England's quest for sustainable solutions to climate change.
The UK human rights campaigner and Green Party parliamentary candidate Peter Tatchell has reacted strongly to news that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, will seek to persuade US Anglican bishops to backtrack on gay inclusion and equality.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is set to hold a confidential meeting with lesbian and gay members of the Church of England, to complement his attempts to communicate with conservative activists, claims a newspaper.
Local people’s access to the planning system should not be sacrificed to speed up decision making and planning legislation should tackle the proliferation of gated communities, the Church of England has told the government.