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May 24, 2013

[Church of England] The Church of England has published new legislative proposals to enable women to become bishops which will be debated by the General Synod in July.

This will be the first occasion that synod members have met since November 2012, when the previous legislation...

May 22, 2013

[Church of England — Press Release] On May 21 2013 the House of Bishops released the following statement on Women in the Episcopate.

“At its meeting in York the House of Bishops of the Church of England has committed itself to publishing new ways forward to enable women to become...

March 26, 2013

[Church of England — Press Release] The consultation document on women bishops issued on 8 February generated 376 responses by the closing date of 28 February. Of these, 10 were from organisations and three from bishops. Of the remaining 363 submissions, 154 were from General Synod...

February 24, 2013

[Church of England] The Church of England national investing bodies will actively use their position as investors to encourage a precautionary approach to genetic modification, having adopted an updated and more detailed ethical investment policy on genetically modified organisms.

The...

February 14, 2013

[Church of England] The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) have called on the Church of England to support a new survey, launched this month, monitoring the decline of the British hedgehog.

Working with Shrinking the...

February 1, 2013

[Church of England Press Release] The Church of England’s Parliamentary Office has provided a briefing note to MPs on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill and the Church of England prior to the Second Reading debate in the House of Commons on February 5.

The briefing sets out why...

January 18, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] A majority of members of the Church of England’s House of Laity rejected a resolution that would have registered a vote of “no confidence” in their chair, Dr. Philip Giddings of the Diocese of Oxford.

An emergency meeting of the House of Laity had been...

December 11, 2012

[Church of England] The House of Bishops of the Church of England met yesterday and today at Lambeth Palace and considered the implications of the General Synod’s recent rejection of legislation to enable women to become bishops. The House had the benefit of participation in its...

November 20, 2012

Incoming Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is applauded after speaking in favor of the women bishops legislation during a meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England in London Nov. 20. Photo: REUTERS/Yui Mok

[Episcopal News Service] The Church of England on Nov. 20...

September 24, 2012

[Church of England] A letter thanking Her Majesty The Queen for 60 years of service has been delivered to Buckingham Palace today (Monday, September 24th). The Big Jubilee Thank You, coordinated by the Church of England and HOPE Together, was signed by the public in churches and...

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