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heraldscotland
University theologian clashes with Church over reverend recruitmentChurch of Scotland also unanimously backed a landmark agreement to enter into a
University theologian clashes with Church over reverend recruitment
heraldscotland / Posted 2 hours ago
Church of Scotland also unanimously backed a landmark agreement to enter into an historic ecumenical partnership with the Church of England. The Columba Declaration represents a "significant step" between the two denominations and will open up... Read more
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Orange County Register
Bone relic from Thomas Becket, famously 'meddlesome priest' killed in 12th century England, to revisit Canterburyas a symbol of European unity. It is also seen as a testament to reconciliatio
Bone relic from Thomas Becket, famously 'meddlesome priest' killed in 12th century England, to revisit Canterbury
Orange County Register / Posted 2 hours ago
as a symbol of European unity. It is also seen as a testament to reconciliation between the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England. “This is a chance for Hungary to show its European values,” said Naomi Howell, an associate research... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Exxon’s Board Recommends Rejection of all Climate Resolutions, Reinvigorating the Call to Divest from Exxon’s Deceptionand destructive ways.” Key resolutions were proposed by New York State’s compt
Exxon’s Board Recommends Rejection of all Climate Resolutions, Reinvigorating the Call to Divest from Exxon’s Deception
CommonDreams.org / Posted 7 hours ago
and destructive ways.” Key resolutions were proposed by New York State’s comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, CalPERS, the Church of England, and more. Today’s results mimic the rejection of over 60 proposed shareholder resolutions to address... Read more
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The Washington Times
Richard Dawkins: ‘Less intelligent’ students suppress free speech on campusand “The Selfish Gene,” lamented the West’s lack of pride in its achievements.
Richard Dawkins: ‘Less intelligent’ students suppress free speech on campus
The Washington Times / Posted 11 hours ago
and “The Selfish Gene,” lamented the West’s lack of pride in its achievements. “We should have a sense of identity as rationalists,” he said. “We should be more proud of that and it should take on the gentle decency of the Church o... Read more
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The Christian Post
Atheists Now Outnumber Christians in England and Wales as Sharp Religious Decline Continuesof the clergy enter York Minster before a service to consecrate Reverend Libby
Atheists Now Outnumber Christians in England and Wales as Sharp Religious Decline Continues
The Christian Post / Posted 11 hours ago
of the clergy enter York Minster before a service to consecrate Reverend Libby Lane as the first female bishop in the Church of England, in York, northern England, January 26, 2015. New research into the religious beliefs of people in the... Read more
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Evening Standard
Richard Godwin: Militant atheism is as extreme as any belief systemHitler, Stalin, Mao and the rest were all rabidly anti-religious. But no one,
Richard Godwin: Militant atheism is as extreme as any belief system
Evening Standard / Posted 12 hours ago
Hitler, Stalin, Mao and the rest were all rabidly anti-religious. But no one, surely, can be surprised by the news. The Church of England loses 12 followers for every new recruit. Even in London — the most religious place in England, thanks to... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
School minibus driver saves children when road gives way as Worcestershire bridge collapses into riverbrakes to avoid falling into the water as he approached the crossing at around
School minibus driver saves children when road gives way as Worcestershire bridge collapses into river
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 hours ago
brakes to avoid falling into the water as he approached the crossing at around 3.30pm on Tuesday. The 62-year-old was taking 11 pupils home from Lindridge St Lawrence Church of England Primary School, based in the town, when the drama... Read more
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This is West Country
Historic house linked to Henry VIII for sale at £1.3million - with a £250,000 painting thrown into Henry VIII? A manor house in Milverton once home to the Archbishop of Cante
Historic house linked to Henry VIII for sale at £1.3million - with a £250,000 painting thrown in
This is West Country / Posted 15 hours ago
to Henry VIII? A manor house in Milverton once home to the Archbishop of Canterbury who helped Henry become head of the Church of England when it broke from the Roman Catholic Church is now on the market. But while you might baulk at the hefty... Read more
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Christian Today
Church of Scotland passes landmark unity pact with Church of Englandpolitical significance as well as ecumenical. The Church of Scotland has unani
Church of Scotland passes landmark unity pact with Church of England
Christian Today / Posted 15 hours ago
political significance as well as ecumenical. The Church of Scotland has unanimously agreed to formally unite with the Church of England in an historic vote in Edinburgh. The Columba Declaration officially ties the two churches which have been... Read more
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Christian Today
Archbishop of Canterbury to join historic debate with Church of ScotlandAssembly, but is the first to join a debate. The Archbishop of Canterbury will
Archbishop of Canterbury to join historic debate with Church of Scotland
Christian Today / Posted 16 hours ago
Assembly, but is the first to join a debate. The Archbishop of Canterbury will be the first head of the Church of England to join a debate at the Church of Scotland's General Assembly on Wednesday. Archbishop Justin Welby will... Read more
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Daily Star
Christians lose faith in Church as half Brits atheistsreligions were at 7.7%.Crucifixion ritual jesus graphic part of Easter celebrat
Christians lose faith in Church as half Brits atheists
Daily Star / Posted yesterday
religions were at 7.7%.Crucifixion ritual jesus graphic part of Easter celebration in Philippines in pictures The Church of England is expecting attendances to continue to fall for another 30 years. Half of Christians in England and Wales... Read more
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Mashable
Oil giants Exxon and Chevron face major climate change testsscheduled to come up, which is sponsored by the New York State Common Retiremen
Oil giants Exxon and Chevron face major climate change tests
Mashable / Posted yesterday
scheduled to come up, which is sponsored by the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the endowment fund of the Church of England, asks the company to undertake an annual analysis of how climate policies put in place in the wake of the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
As nonbelievers outnumber Christians is Britain better off without religion?in England and Wales now say they have no religious beliefs, compared with 43.8
As nonbelievers outnumber Christians is Britain better off without religion?
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
in England and Wales now say they have no religious beliefs, compared with 43.8% who say they are Christians. As the Church of England says it expects attendance to continue to fall, will Britain be a better place if it is Godless? We asked... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Why I was ashamed of my miscarriagesI went back to work and cried at my desk, unable to process what had happened.
Why I was ashamed of my miscarriages
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
I went back to work and cried at my desk, unable to process what had happened. At home, my husband, Dave, a vicar in the Church of England, now 34 years old, was supportive, but unable to comfort me. When I shouted at him for not crying enough,... Read more
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The Christian Post
Anglican Leader Says Archbishop Welby 'Half-Right' Telling Christians Not to Talk About Faitha prayer campaign for evangelism. Known as the "Thy Kingdom Come" campaign, th
Anglican Leader Says Archbishop Welby 'Half-Right' Telling Christians Not to Talk About Faith
The Christian Post / Posted yesterday
a prayer campaign for evangelism. Known as the "Thy Kingdom Come" campaign, the prayer effort was coordinated by the Church of England in advance of Pentecost Sunday. In an interview with Premier published earlier this month, Welby stressed... Read more
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Christian Today
Church of Scotland reaffirms support of EUinstitutions to also engage in this issue that fundamentally affects our nation
Church of Scotland reaffirms support of EU
Christian Today / Posted yesterday
institutions to also engage in this issue that fundamentally affects our nation's future and our place in the world." The Church of England, which has a formal link to the Church of Scotland, has remained neutral on this issue although individual... Read more
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Breitbart
There are More People of ‘No Religion’ Than There Are Christians in England and Walesand even about access to the sacraments while not being physically present in t
There are More People of ‘No Religion’ Than There Are Christians in England and Wales
Breitbart / Posted yesterday
and even about access to the sacraments while not being physically present in the congregation,” it continued. The Church of England has similarly responded to downward congregational trends by proposing ‘modern’ solutions. It’s annual... Read more
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Spalding Today
South Holland schools take up composting challengekept out of drains and toilets. South Holland schools involved are: Spalding S
South Holland schools take up composting challenge
Spalding Today / Posted yesterday
kept out of drains and toilets. South Holland schools involved are: Spalding St John the Baptist Primary, Spalding Parish Church of England, West Pinchbeck St Bartholomews Primary, Spalding Monkshouse Primary and Spalding Friends of Sir Gleed... Read more
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Raw Story
Why St Thomas Becket’s elbow still matters in the 21st centurysuspicion as something medieval, distinctly Catholic, superstitious, and not le
Why St Thomas Becket’s elbow still matters in the 21st century
Raw Story / Posted yesterday
suspicion as something medieval, distinctly Catholic, superstitious, and not least, in poor taste. Yet it seems the Church of England today is willing to accommodate saintly relics and the range of beliefs about them from Christians of... Read more
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express
Christians ARE a minority: Number of Britons who do not identify with religion hits halfand Catholic churches are struggling to keep members of their congregation who
Christians ARE a minority: Number of Britons who do not identify with religion hits half
express / Posted yesterday
and Catholic churches are struggling to keep members of their congregation who have been brought up as Christians. The Church of England says it expects attendance will continue to fall for another 30 years, as attendees age and younger... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Desmond Tutu's daughter leaves clergy after marrying female partnerwas conducted by Charlotte Bannister-Parker, a clergywoman from Oxford and a fr
Desmond Tutu's daughter leaves clergy after marrying female partner
Guardian Unlimited / Posted yesterday
was conducted by Charlotte Bannister-Parker, a clergywoman from Oxford and a friend of the family. Clergy in the Church of England are banned from conducting same-sex marriages. The diocese of Oxford said in a statement that “the event... Read more
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Christian Today
Religious 'nones' outnumber Christians in England and Waleshe told the Guardian. "No one is making serious inroads into the non-Christian
Religious 'nones' outnumber Christians in England and Wales
Christian Today / Posted yesterday
he told the Guardian. "No one is making serious inroads into the non-Christian population." A spokesperson for the Church of England said: "The increase in those identifying as 'no faith' reflects a growing plurality in society rather than... Read more
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Christian Today
Richard Dawkins: Atheists should be more like AnglicansDawkins has denied being an aggressive atheist and urged "rationalists" to "tak
Richard Dawkins: Atheists should be more like Anglicans
Christian Today / Posted yesterday
Dawkins has denied being an aggressive atheist and urged "rationalists" to "take on some of the gentle decency of the Church of England". "Rationality ought to be polite and humorous. Aggressive atheism is sometimes attributed to me, but I... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
People of no religion outnumber Christians in England and Wales – studynew analysis will fuel concern among Christian leaders about growing indifferen
People of no religion outnumber Christians in England and Wales – study
Guardian Unlimited / Posted yesterday
new analysis will fuel concern among Christian leaders about growing indifference to organised religion. This year the Church of England said it expected attendance to continue to fall for another 30 years as its congregations age and the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Shareholders vote climate test for ExxonMobil, Chevronclimate change is "a real issue of financial risk," said Edward Mason, head of
Shareholders vote climate test for ExxonMobil, Chevron
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
climate change is "a real issue of financial risk," said Edward Mason, head of responsible investments at the Church of England. Environmentalists have called on oil giants to champion renewable energy and stop producing fossil... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Shareholders vote climate test for ExxonMobil, Chevronclimate change is "a real issue of financial risk," said Edward Mason, head of
Shareholders vote climate test for ExxonMobil, Chevron
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
climate change is "a real issue of financial risk," said Edward Mason, head of responsible investments at the Church of England. "We hope that this vote will be the moment when shareholders give an unequivocal signal that, following... Read more
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TheBull
Shareholders vote climate test for ExxonMobil, Chevronclimate change is "a real issue of financial risk," said Edward Mason, head of
Shareholders vote climate test for ExxonMobil, Chevron
TheBull / Posted yesterday
climate change is "a real issue of financial risk," said Edward Mason, head of responsible investments at the Church of England. "We hope that this vote will be the moment when shareholders give an unequivocal signal that, following... Read more
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Express and Star
Walsall terror cell: Three jailed over Syria plot « Express & StarPolice Counter Terrorism Unit smashed the jihadist cell in Walsall in October 2
Walsall terror cell: Three jailed over Syria plot « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Police Counter Terrorism Unit smashed the jihadist cell in Walsall in October 2014 after Jacob Petty, 26, the son of a Church of England vicar Sue Boyce, confessed via email he was in Syria to become a 'soldier' of the Islamic State. He met up... Read more
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The Christian Post
Archbishop Justin Welby Tells Christians Not to Speak About Their Faith Unless Askedoversaw a prayer campaign for evangelism. Known as the "Thy Kingdom Come" camp
Archbishop Justin Welby Tells Christians Not to Speak About Their Faith Unless Asked
The Christian Post / Posted 2 days ago
oversaw a prayer campaign for evangelism. Known as the "Thy Kingdom Come" campaign, the effort was coordinated by the Church of England in advance of the holy day of Pentecost. In an interview with Premier published earlier this month, Welby... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Two British mums tried to take their children to Syria in 'babies for ISIS' plotwas the son of Rev Sue Boyce, Muslim convert Jake Petty, 25, also known as Abu
Two British mums tried to take their children to Syria in 'babies for ISIS' plot
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
was the son of Rev Sue Boyce, Muslim convert Jake Petty, 25, also known as Abu Yaqoob Britany, in July 2014. The former Church of England schoolboy converted to Islam aged 15 and was suspected of being a terrorist as far back as 2011 when he was... Read more
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The Christian Post
Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Ministers to Be in Same-Sex Marriagesin civil partnerships was made in the last year's general assembly. The Church
Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Ministers to Be in Same-Sex Marriages
The Christian Post / Posted 2 days ago
in civil partnerships was made in the last year's general assembly. The Church of Scotland's decision could influence the Church of England, according to some clergy. The Rev. Christina Beardsley, a member of The Sibyls, a Christian spirituality... Read more
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express
Woman priest sexes-up clothing for female clergy fed up of looking like 'men in drag'centre. She posted a selfie on Twitter holding a Collared bag adding: "Who kne
Woman priest sexes-up clothing for female clergy fed up of looking like 'men in drag'
express / Posted 2 days ago
centre. She posted a selfie on Twitter holding a Collared bag adding: "Who knew vicars could look so amazing?!?!?" The Church of England does not specify how women should dress for work, stating only that there should be a recognisable sign of... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Official opening date for Blackburn town centre's new ‘Cafe Northcote’ announcedthen mark its presence with a ‘Right Royal’ lunch. The Cafe in the Crypt close
Official opening date for Blackburn town centre's new ‘Cafe Northcote’ announced
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
then mark its presence with a ‘Right Royal’ lunch. The Cafe in the Crypt closed on Friday and the swish new eaterie in the Church of England complex’s new £8.5million suite of clergy accommodation is due to open on Wednesday, June 8. Four days... Read more
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Daily Mail
'Lost' photo album shows Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson on cruiseand considered 'morally unsuitable' as a prospective consort. As the monarch,
'Lost' photo album shows Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson on cruise
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
and considered 'morally unsuitable' as a prospective consort. As the monarch, Edward was also the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, which did not permit the remarriage of divorced people with living ex-spouses until 2002. In December... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Road To Rio continues with Halton School Games at Cronton CollegeSt Martin’s Primary School, St Bede’s Catholic Junior School, Our Lady Of Perpe
Road To Rio continues with Halton School Games at Cronton College
Liverpool Echo / Posted 3 days ago
St Martin’s Primary School, St Bede’s Catholic Junior School, Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary, Farnworth Church Of England Primary School, St Basil’s Primary School, Westfield Primary School, St Augustine’s Catholic Primary... Read more
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Jersey Evening Post
Bishop defiant over Dean investigation « Jersey Evening Postmade an apology this week – but to the woman who made the complaint. He also s
Bishop defiant over Dean investigation « Jersey Evening Post
Jersey Evening Post / Posted 3 days ago
made an apology this week – but to the woman who made the complaint. He also said that further investigations into the Church of England in Jersey have confirmed his view that, regardless of the findings of an independent inquiry into the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Kirk vote to allow gay clergy marriageschurch, increasing membership and developing our work around mission.” The lat
Kirk vote to allow gay clergy marriages
heraldscotland / Posted 4 days ago
church, increasing membership and developing our work around mission.” The latest changes differentiate the Kirk from the Church of England, which bans clergy from being married to partners of the same sex and has refused to allow gay church... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Scottish Kirk accepts officials in gay marriages – putting pressure on C of Ethat allows ministers to be in same-sex civil partnerships to clergy and church
Scottish Kirk accepts officials in gay marriages – putting pressure on C of E
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
that allows ministers to be in same-sex civil partnerships to clergy and church officials, increasing the pressure on the Church of England to follow suit. The Kirk's position on marriage will remain traditional hbut congregations will be able to... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Church of England 'could accept clergy in same-sex marriages' following historic vote in Scotlandhis permission to officiate when he married his same-sex partner in 2015, said
Church of England 'could accept clergy in same-sex marriages' following historic vote in Scotland
Daily Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
his permission to officiate when he married his same-sex partner in 2015, said the decision would “bring an energy” to the Church of England, which he hoped would soon resolve the “hugely divisive issue”. He said: “We are now looking at another... Read more
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express
Christians ordered to keep faith quiet... by the Archbishop of Canterburyperson responds to your own declaration of faith; and of not speaking about fai
Christians ordered to keep faith quiet... by the Archbishop of Canterbury
express / Posted 4 days ago
person responds to your own declaration of faith; and of not speaking about faith unless you are asked about faith.” The Church of England recently launched a big drive in a bid to reverse decades of decline. Last Sunday some of England’s... Read more
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International Business Times
Church of Scotland votes to allow gay clergy to marry same-sex partners particularly damaging in the Highlands and islands," he said. The move also di
Church of Scotland votes to allow gay clergy to marry same-sex partners
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
particularly damaging in the Highlands and islands," he said. The move also differentiated the Scottish church from the Church of England, which bans clergy from being married to partners of the same sex and has refused to allow churches to hold... Read more
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The Advocate
Celebrating a founder of the Baptistswas an English country gentleman and lawyer. Helwys was an early Puritan, a gro
Celebrating a founder of the Baptists
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
was an English country gentleman and lawyer. Helwys was an early Puritan, a group that had problems with the Church of England. (The Church of England was one of the offshoots that came about because of the Reformation.) The group... Read more
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Christian Today
Justin Welby to address Church of Scotland as Kirk considers gay marriageof the faith." As well as the key vote on Saturday, the Kirk will welcome the
Justin Welby to address Church of Scotland as Kirk considers gay marriage
Christian Today / Posted 5 days ago
of the faith." As well as the key vote on Saturday, the Kirk will welcome the Archbishop of Canterbury as the first Church of England leader to take part in a debate at the General Assembly. Justin Welby will address the General Assembly and... Read more
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Gazette News
Villagers left without GP surgery after 'parents block plans to hold two-day practice in school'not to renew its lease in Mill Road in the village. But patients had been told
Villagers left without GP surgery after 'parents block plans to hold two-day practice in school'
Gazette News / Posted 5 days ago
not to renew its lease in Mill Road in the village. But patients had been told GP appointments would be available at Birch Church of England Primary School, in nearby School Hill, two days a week. However, when Bruno Hickman attended an... Read more
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Sussex Express
Expanding primary school ‘will aggravate chaotic traffic problem’, warns councillorto its district councillor. East Sussex County Council’s planning committee ap
Expanding primary school ‘will aggravate chaotic traffic problem’, warns councillor
Sussex Express / Posted 5 days ago
to its district councillor. East Sussex County Council’s planning committee approved extensions to Iford and Kingston Church of England Primary School to provide classrooms, extra hall space, a new entrance and waiting area, and office space... Read more
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Gazette News
Villagers left without GP surgery after 'parents block plans to hold two-day practice in school'not to renew its lease in Mill Road in the village. But patients had been told
Villagers left without GP surgery after 'parents block plans to hold two-day practice in school'
Gazette News / Posted 5 days ago
not to renew its lease in Mill Road in the village. But patients had been told GP appointments would be available at Birch Church of England Primary School, in nearby School Hill, two-days-a-week. However, when Bruno Hickman attended an... Read more
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International Business Times
Police receive 100 child sex abuse cases each day after setting up of Goddard inquiry running 13 investigations into institutional abuse, which includes institutions
Police receive 100 child sex abuse cases each day after setting up of Goddard inquiry
International Business Times / Posted 5 days ago
running 13 investigations into institutional abuse, which includes institutions like Westminster, the Catholic Church, Church of England and Lambeth borough. They are also investigating grooming and sexual exploitation cases in Rochdale, Devon,... Read more
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BBC News
Channel Islands and Winchester diocese split details releasedYour Say The Diocese of Winchester retains oversight of Church of England le
Channel Islands and Winchester diocese split details released
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
Your Say The Diocese of Winchester retains oversight of Church of England legal matters in the Channel Islands, despite the islands splitting from it. The Archbishop of Canterbury,... Read more
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The Christian Post
8 Christians Who Changed the Worldto abolish slavery. Charles Dickens: Writer Krusen writes that Dickens, the f
8 Christians Who Changed the World
The Christian Post / Posted 6 days ago
to abolish slavery. Charles Dickens: Writer Krusen writes that Dickens, the famous English writer, was a member of the Church of England and was inspired by the life of Jesus Christ. Krusen explains that many of Dickens' stories "matched the... Read more
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Christian Today
We should all be worried about Government's plan to tackle 'extremism'children for a short period every week, such as Sunday schools or the Scouts...
We should all be worried about Government's plan to tackle 'extremism'
Christian Today / Posted 6 days ago
children for a short period every week, such as Sunday schools or the Scouts... The Government is working closely with the Church of England and other faith communities to ensure that the system is targeted, proportionate and focuses on those... Read more
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