National C of E news Releases

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National C of E news Releases
UNISON and Church of England reach landmark agreement to bring living wage to all schools

22 cathedrals benefit from First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund
Church of England welcomes announcement of first phase of grants

Rap song released highlights the dangers of pay-day industry “Grooming young p
A rap song aimed at warning young people about the possible dangers of pay day lenders is released today. Inspired by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s comments on responsible lending, songwriter and music producer Charles Bailey approached the Church of England with the idea for the rap.

BNP and National Front incompatible with teaching of Church
The House of Bishops of the Church of England have voted to make membership or support of the British National Party (BNP) or National Front (NF) a potential disciplinary offence for its clergy.

New building licence to help churches remove bats
A new licence which will help churches carry out repairs, renovation, and other building works where small numbers of common bat species are present has been demonstrated at a site visit this morning at St Margaret’s Church, Paston.

Church of England launches new Church Legacy website
The Church of England has launched its new Church Legacy website with essential information for individuals considering leaving a “lasting gift” to their local church in their Will.

Bishops Welcome Participant Observers to First Meeting
The House of Bishops of the Church of England has today welcomed eight women as participant observers to its meetings. The welcome follows the election of the eight senior women clergy from regions across the country.

Church boosts digital presence with new app
The Church of England has released a new app to help more people to follow Sunday services using their mobile devices.

Scheme launched for would-be young vicars
Young people are being given a taste of life behind the dog collar with the launch of the Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme (CEMES), run by the Ministry Division.

Prayers for November 2013 General Synod
People throughout the parishes are being urged to pray for the General Synod of the Church of England when it meets next week in London.

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