Monthly Archives: January 2012

Metal Theft

2011 was the worst year on record for the number of claims received by the specialist Anglican insurer Ecclesiastical (founded in 1887) arising from the theft of lead and other valuable metals from churches, according to a press release issued … Continue reading

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British Future

Almost three-quarters of Britons consider that the country is a less religious place now than in 1948, the last time the Olympic Games were held here, according to a new survey by Ipsos MORI commissioned for the launch of British … Continue reading

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Sir Roger Jowell (1942-2011)

Professor Sir Roger Jowell, one of Britain’s foremost quantitative and qualitative social researchers, died (aged 69) at his home in the Forest of Dean on 25 December 2011, following a heart attack. A private funeral was held on 3 January … Continue reading

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Listening to England

The Church of England announced on 3 January that the Archbishops’ Council is committed to ‘listen to England’ by launching twin projects to examine and enhance the Church’s ministry at the moments of birth and death (i.e. christenings and funerals). … Continue reading

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