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Church in Wales brings "revolution" to UK ministry training

A revolution in ministry training in the UK is being promised by the Church in Wales when its new training institute opens for business next week.

28 June 2016

EU referendum: Statement by the Bishops of the Church in Wales

The Bishops of the Church in Wales have responded to yesterday’s EU referendum in the UK with the following joint statement.

24 June 2016

Ecumenical body consults on a new vision for Europe

The Conference of European Churches (CEC) has launched a consultation on the future shape of the continent and the role played in it by the churches. 

21 June 2016

Churches offer space for prayers and reflection following murder of MP Jo Cox

Churches throughout West Yorkshire and elsewhere in the UK are hosting vigils and special services following the murder yesterday (Thursday) of Labour MP Jo Cox in her Batley and Spen constituency.

17 June 2016

Church of England is mainly "cradle Christians", report suggests

Only two per cent of Anglicans in England and Wales are converts, a new study suggests. Research by Dr Stephen Bullivant, published this week, suggests that in a group of 100 Anglicans, 93 will have been brought up as such, five will have started life in another Christian denomination, and only two would have belonged to no religion.

27 May 2016

Bishop renders four beasts unto Caesar

Britain’s Royal Mint is changing the shape of the UK’s pound coin, replacing the round design with a new 12-sided coin; and today it has released the last ever round pound – with a picture of four royal beasts designed by the Bishop of St Asaph, the Rt Revd Gregory Cameron.

10 May 2016

Welsh bishops: Debate remains open on same-sex marriage

The Bishops of the Church in Wales have responded to a year of debates and consultations on same-sex marriage within the Province by concluding that the Church “is not yet ready to allow or bless same-sex marriage”; but they said that “the debate is not over” and stressed that the Church must be a place where gay and lesbian people can be “honest and open, respected and affirmed.”

07 April 2016

Churches unite to support Welsh steel workers

Leaders from the churches and chapels in the Welsh town of Port Talbot have formed an ecumenical ministry team to support thousands of local workers who could lose their jobs following the announcement that the Indian steel company Tata, which owns the majority of the UK’s steel works, is looking to divest from its operations in the country.

31 March 2016

Welsh churches unite in forum to safeguard children and vulnerable adults

The Church in Wales has joined with other Christian denominations in the country as well as expert and survivor organisations in a new forum to safeguard children and vulnerable adults and to ensure that all churches in Wales are safe places for them.

23 March 2016

Welsh churches to mark Earth Hour

Churches across Wales are being urged to switch off all lights or hold candlelit vigils to mark Earth Hour at 8.30 pm on Saturday 19 March. In doing so, they will join in with people across the world in what has been described as “a symbolic act to shine a light on climate change and the need to protect our environment.”

11 March 2016

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C of E investment arm trebles capital in two decades

The Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, has almost trebled the value of its investment fund over a 20-year period, it announced this week. The value of the Commissioners’ investment fund has grown from £2.4 billion at the start of 1995, to £7.00bn at the end of 2015; producing a return of 8.2 per cent last year.

ACC commits to "walking together" with the Primates

The Anglican Consultative Council has committed to “walk together” with the Primates of the Anglican Communion in response to Archbishop Justin Welby’s report on January’s Primates’ Gathering and Meeting which called for “consequences” for the US-based Episcopal Church following its decision to change its regulations to allow same-sex marriage.