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  1. ‘Historic day for the Church of England’ ‘Historic day for the Church of England’ 14th Jul 2014 - The General Synod of the Church of England has today given its final approval for women to become bishops in the Church of England. Bishop Tim calls it '..an historic day' Continue Reading
  2. Food and Hunger campaign launches this week Food and Hunger campaign launches this week 21st Jan 2013 - This January a major joint agency campaign on food and hunger will be launching, with over 100 organisations involved. We are coming together because, despite there being enough food in the world to feed everyone, nearly one billion people go to bed hungry every night and over two million children die from malnutrition annually. Join us in Leicester on Friday for the regional launch event Continue Reading
  3. Oh Come All Ye Tweeters Oh Come All Ye Tweeters 10th Dec 2012 - The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu (@johnsentamu) and Archbishop Designate Justin Welby (@bishopofdurham) will all be tweeting their Christmas Day sermons for the first time ever this year. They will be joined by congregations and clergy from across the Church of England (@c_of_e) in a Christmas Tweet campaign on #ChristmasStartsWithChrist. Continue Reading
  4. One Story, Thousands of Storytellers One Story, Thousands of Storytellers 8th Nov 2012 - The Nativity Factor: Can you re-tell the world’s favourite story in a new and creative way? Excited to reach an audience of thousands? Want to win £5,000? If so, then the Nativity Factor is the competition for you! Continue Reading
  5. 20 million more meaningful Christmas trees 20 million more meaningful Christmas trees 1st Oct 2012 - Meaningful Chocolate Tree Decorations are now available and are an opportunity for parents, grandparents and Godparents to buy a gift that allows the sharing of the Christmas story while making the family Christmas tree a bit more Meaningful. Each box contains a new limited edition Christmas story booklet, a nativity character sticker set and five hand-wrapped blank chocolate discs. Get yours from Christian Resources at St Martins House Continue Reading
  6. Women Bishops: Draft Legislation Women Bishops: Draft Legislation 12th Sep 2012 - The House of Bishops has today by an overwhelming majority settled the text of the legislation to enable women to become bishops in the Church of England. Continue Reading
  7. Dean of Leicester to be Dean of York Dean of Leicester to be Dean of York 5th Jul 2012 - The Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Tim Stevens is delighted hear the news from 10 Downing Street this morning (Thursday 5th July) that the next Dean of York is to be the Very Reverend Vivienne Faull, currently Dean of Leicester. This is one of the most senior and prestigious Deaneries in the Church of England. Continue Reading
  8. VAT on Church alterations VAT on Church alterations 27th Mar 2012 - Unexpectedly the Chancellor announced in the Budget that from 1 October 2012 approved alterations to listed buildings – which, unlike repairs and maintenance are currently zero-rated - will be charged at the standard rate of 20 percent. This will cost the Church of England up to £20 million per annum on works to its 12,500 listed church buildings, assuming of course parishes and cathedrals can now afford to go ahead and undertake the works required. Continue Reading
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