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 book celebrates and chronicles 100 years of ministry selection in the Church of England, from the establishment of the Central Advisory Council of Training for the Ministry (CACTM) in 1913, to the work of the Archbishops’ Council’s Ministry Division, established in 1999.
Holy Week podcast: “I’ve had a wonderful life,” says priest who revealed his cancer diagnosis in a national crossword
Pause for Thought. Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford reflects on pondering along with more than nine million people. Latest industry figures give the show, which includes Pause for Thought, an average of 9.5m people tuning in every week. Bishop Nick is one of the regular Pause for Thought contributors.
Twenty year high of young priests New statistics for 2012 show that the number of young people (under 30s) accepted for training for the Church of England ministry last year was 113, 22% of the total. This is the highest number in the past twenty years.
New statistics for 2012 show that the number of young people (under 30s) accepted for training for the Church of England ministry last year was 113, 22% of the total. This is the highest number in the past twenty years.
This Lent start a revolution - and be the change you want to see - by completing the daily challenges in the Love Life Live Lent booklets by Dr Paula Gooder and Peter Babington, available from Church House Publishing, at http://www.chpublishing.co.uk/livelent.
Stella Creasy MP is calling on church and faith groups to lobby their MPs to support a Parliamentary debate and motion this Thursday on combating violence in relationships through effective education in schools. According to the UN, one in three women around the world is raped or beaten in her lifetime.
The Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, expresses his support for the IF Campaign - which has brought together over 100 organisations to campaign on food and hunger.
Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Faith and Society, helped launch the Love Life Live Lent booklets at a special reception at the Houses of Parliament on 17th January. Take a listen to his introductory speech. Click here for full details of Love Life Live Lent.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, officially launched the Love Life Live Lent booklets from Church House Publishing on 17th January at the Houses of Parliament. Take a listen to his full speech. Click here for full details of Love Life Live Lent.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, offers a reflection for Christmas Day on John 1.1-14.
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