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This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen - which was held in Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, June 2nd, 1953. For details of a special televised Service of Thanksgiving is to be held in Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, June 4th, at 11am and other liturgical material see below.
Middle class parents vying to get their children into church schools have started a “rush to the font”, official figures showing a surge in demand for baptisms of nursery-age children suggest.
Television programmes should not be Christian-centric but embrace all religions, the Archbishop of Canterbury has suggested, as he warns against the “dangerous road” of ignorance and prejudice.
The Church of England today released its annual statistics for 2011 revealing a strong growing trend for Christmas attendance
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has become the patron of the Church Mission Society.
Missing chapters of Church of England history have been filled in with the publication of The Testing of Vocation, written by a Canon of Westminster Abbey, Robert Reiss, a former Senior Selection Secretary.
THE QUEEN HAS APPROVED the nomination of the Revd Canon Dianna Gwilliams to be appointed as the new Dean of Guildford. Dianna is currently vicar of St Barnabas, Dulwich, acting Archdeacon of Southwark and foundation chaplain of Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift, Dulwich.
Justin Welby, member of all-party commission looking into banking standards, throws support behind a new standards body
Nearly 200 church leaders and medics will gather in Birmingham, England, this week to plan new initiatives in health care. Against the backdrop of rising chronic illness in the UK, churches and Christian general medical practitioners (GPs) will outline their initiatives to reverse this trend.
Today the Archbishops of Canterbury and Westminster, Justin Welby and Vincent Nichols, made the following statement on the continuing violence in Syria
More people than ever will celebrate St Mark the Evangelist's Day digitally this year in the Church of England, on 25th April. That's because the Reflections for Daily Prayer app - relaunched this week to include Morning Prayer and a smarter, easier-to-use interface - continues to grow in popularity as the format of choice for worshippers 'on the go'. It has already had more than 40,000 downloads from iTunes.
The UK head of an international Catholic charity has attacked a government report on human rights violations, saying it "glosses over" the growing problem of persecution against Christians.
The national investing bodies of the Church of England have today published a policy on executive remuneration adopted on the recommendation of the Church's Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG).