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Royal visit to Anglican cathedral in Kuala Lumpur

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attended a service of Morning Prayer at St Mary’s Cathedral in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

06 November 2017

Search begins for remains of Henry I

Archaeologists have begun a search for the remains of England’s King Henry I on the site of the former Reading Abbey.

27 June 2016

Anglican Communion sends birthday greetings to Queen Elizabeth II

The Supreme Governor of the Church of England, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, celebrates her 90th birthday today; and members of the Anglican Consultative Council took time out of their ACC-16 meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, to send her birthday greetings.

21 April 2016

Queen breaks with tradition for Royal Maundy in her 90th year

Queen Elizabeth II has today taken part in the traditional Royal Maundy service but in a break from the usual tradition of visiting a different cathedral each year and selecting recipients from the local dioceses; the Queen held the ceremony in Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel and the elderly recipients were selected from throughout England.

24 March 2016

C of E activist receives CBE

A Church of England activist who has served on the General Synod and the Archbishops’ Council and who has been a leading figure in the campaign for the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopacy, Christina Rees, has been invested as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by the Prince of Wales.

25 February 2016

Queen Elizabeth speaks about God's faithfulness

The Supreme Governor of the Church of England, Queen Elizabeth II, has made a strong personal statement of her faith, and has told the people that she is “very grateful” for their prayers for her; saying that she has felt God’s “faithfulness” during 64 years on the throne.

23 February 2016

C of E unveils logo for Queen Elizabeth's 90 birthday

The Church of England has unveiled the logo that it will use for its celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90 birthday, after running a design competition through church schools. Ten-year-old Lucas Salinger from Potten End C of E Primary School drew the winning design, which was selected from more than 1,000 entries.

12 February 2016

Prayers for Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday

Her Majesty The Queen has approved prayers written for the celebration of her 90th Birthday later this year. Two prayers (or Collects) have been published in traditional and modern forms for use in services marking the national celebrations in April and June; and two graces have been published for use as thanksgivings at the start of other celebrations.

04 February 2016

Henry VIII divorce letter up for auction

A letter from Henry VIII’s first wife Catherine of Aragon begging the Pope to block their divorce is expected to fetch up to £35,000 at auction.

12 November 2014

 

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