Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education



Front Page

World

UK

UK Politics

Business

Sci/Tech

Health

Education

Sport

Entertainment

Talking Point

In Depth

On Air

Archive
Feedback
Low Graphics
Help

Friday, July 9, 1999 Published at 05:15 GMT 06:15 UK


UK

Church synod gathers

The Lord's Prayer is on the agenda

The leaders of the Church of England are due to gather to discuss topics as diverse as the Stephen Lawrence inquiry and the revision of the marriage ceremony.

The meeting of the General Synod, taking place at the University of York until 13 July, will include an address by the Bishop of Stepney, the Rt Rev Dr John Sentamu, one of the assessors to the Stephen Lawrence inquiry.

He will identify the challenges he believes the report throws up for the Church.

The Synod will also be asked to give final approval to the versions of the Lord's Prayer contained in the new Common Worship Book to be used at churches throughout England.

It will also give further consideration to revisions of the marriage and funeral services.





Advanced options | Search tips




Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage | ©


UK Contents

Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
England

Relevant Stories

17 Feb 99 | UK
Church seeks the secular view

05 Dec 98 | UK
Church struggles to understand gays

04 Aug 98 | UK
McDonald's 'better listener than the church'





Internet Links


Church of England


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.




In this section

Next steps for peace

Blairs' surprise over baby

Bowled over by Lord's

Beef row 'compromise' under fire

Hamilton 'would sell mother'

Industry misses new trains target

From Sport
Quins fightback shocks Cardiff

From Business
Vodafone takeover battle heats up

IRA ceasefire challenge rejected

Thousands celebrate Asian culture

From Sport
Christie could get two-year ban

From Entertainment
Colleagues remember Compo

Mother pleads for baby's return

Toys withdrawn in E.coli health scare

From Health
Nurses role set to expand

Israeli PM's plane in accident

More lottery cash for grassroots

Pro-lifers plan shock launch

Double killer gets life

From Health
Cold 'cure' comes one step closer

From UK Politics
Straw on trial over jury reform

Tatchell calls for rights probe into Mugabe

Ex-spy stays out in the cold

From UK Politics
Blair warns Livingstone

From Health
Smear equipment `misses cancers'

From Entertainment
Boyzone star gets in Christmas spirit

Fake bubbly warning

Murder jury hears dead girl's diary

From UK Politics
Germ warfare fiasco revealed

Blair babe triggers tabloid frenzy

Tourists shot by mistake

A new look for News Online