Tags: Church of England

We will pick up your VAT bill, Chancellor tells the Church

We will pick up your VAT bill, Chancellor tells the Church

Posted: Fri, 18 May 2012

A concerted campaign by churches has led to the Chancellor agreeing to set aside £30 million per annum to compensate places of worship following the removal of the zero VAT rating concession for alterations to listed buildings announced in the budget. Read More »

Church of England proposes large-scale expansion of its influence in education

Church of England proposes large-scale expansion of its influence in education

Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2012

A new Church of England report says that it intends to expand the number of Church schools and calls for a new "concordat" between the Church and state to "reinforce and enhance" the Church's influence throughout the education system. Read More »

Church of England schools flouting daily worship law

Church of England schools flouting daily worship law

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012

A survey by The Sunday Times has found that 40% of Church of England 'faith schools' are flouting the law that requires all state funded schools to provide a daily act of collective worship. Read More »

Bishops lie about NSS chaplaincy campaign at the General Synod

Bishops lie about NSS chaplaincy campaign at the General Synod

Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2012

The National Secular Society's campaign to get the church to pay the salary of their clergymen who are working in hospitals as chaplains was falsely portrayed at this week's Church of England General Synod. Read More »

Time for the Church of England to distance itself from these bigots

Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011

It is nearly half a century since this country stopped treating gay people as criminals, but the seething undercurrent of homophobic hatred is still present. Read More »