Snippets from the Church Times

THE public is being offered the rare chance to buy a piece of York Minster - and take it home. Stones removed from the building during multi-million-pound restoration work are being auctioned off later this month to raise funds for the repairs.

MORE than 30,000 people, from 22 countries, have seen the Lindisfarne Gospels during the first month of their exhibition in Durham.

COMMUNITY and faith leaders have joined together to campaign against the decision by the Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd James Jones, not to extend the tenure of a priest beyond his 70th birthday.

MANY seaside towns in England have been in recession since the 1980s, and people living in once-popular seaside resorts are experiencing severe poverty, figures from a new online poverty tool from the Church Urban Fund suggest.

THE resumption of the United States-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will help to ease tensions, and keep alive the hope that better days lie ahead for all in the region, the Bishop in Jerusalem, the Rt Revd Suheil Dawani, has said.

A CAMPAIGN launched by the Home Office to crack down on illegal immigrants is a "macho PR stunt" that "feeds into a racist agenda", the Bishop of Bradford, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, has said.

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