A historic object traditionally associated with sixth century Pope, St Gregory 1, is being put on display at Canterbury Cathedral.
The rare opportunity to see the carved, ivory head of the pastoral staff (crozier) is being offered on Saturday and Sunday (9 and 10 January 2016) and also next weekend, (16 and 17 January 2016) before and after a meeting at Canterbury Cathedral of Anglican Primates from around the world.
The ancient crozier head, loaned to the Cathedral, is venerated by the monks of San Gregorio al Celio in Rome as that of St Gregory who was an abbot at the monastery prior to becoming Pope.
It was St Gregory who sent Augustine to England in 597 AD on a mission to convert the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity.
The Archdeacon of Buckingham is to become the 36th Bishop of Sherborne and the ninth in modern times. The Bishop of Sherborne works in the Diocese of Salisbury with responsibility mainly for parishes in Dorset. The Venerable Karen Gorham has fond memories of Dorset.
An investigation is to be launched into how the Church of England responded to allegations of abuse by the former Bishop of Lewes Peter Ball.
The 83-year-old is due to be sentenced this week for a string of offences against young men in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
Lawyers for his victims say the church should no longer be trusted to police itself. The Church said the review will be published next year.
He will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.
The former Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball, today became the most senior figure in the Church of England to be convicted of sex attacks on young men.
He pleaded guilty to historic abuse after failing in a bid to have his case thrown out on the word of a former Archbishop of Canterbury.
Admitting misconduct on charges relating to 16 young men, he then pleaded guilty to two more counts of indecent assault. Andy Dickenson reports and we hear from David Greenwood, chairman of Stop Church Child Abuse.
HIs heart was in his mouth and the adrenalin was pumping. Those are the words of the man who had to climb to the top of the country's tallest cathedral spire in Salisbury to repair a weather meter. Gary Price says the worst moment was when he had to step outside a small window near the base of the spire for the final climb to the summit. Pictures from Salisbury Cathedral. Penny Silvester reports.
The new Bishop of Basingstoke has been consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Winchester Cathedral. Reverend Canon David Williams grew up in Uganda before becoming Vicar of Christ Church in Winchester in 2002.
Sporting opponents often claim to have God on their side - but never has that been so true today as when a cricket match between two Christian faiths began. A team from the Vatican arrived in Kent to take on an Anglican eleven. We sent our reporter Andrea Thomas to speak with both teams before play got underway. She spoke to Reverend Stephen Gray, captain of the Church of England XI and Tony Currer, captain of the Vatican XI.
Parishioners of a historic church in Hampshire had to attend services at other churches this morning after a devastating fire.
The 800 year old St Peter's Church at Ropley near Winchester was engulfed in flames throughout Thursday. An investigation is being held into the cause of the blaze.
The Church of England has criticised plans for a high speed rail link through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The Archbishops' Council has expressed concerns at proposals to dig up a number of burial sites along the route.
More than 30,000 graves must be exhumed to make way for HS2 including two and a half thousand within the ruins of St Mary the Virgin Church in Stoke Mandeville. See our report from Mel Bloor
The Church of England has announced it's opposition to the Government's controversial HS2 high speed rail line.
One of the Church's most powerful bodies, the Archbishop's Council says the route which would pass through Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, will desecrate thousands of graves.
In a statement a Department for Transport spokesman says throughout the development, burial grounds have been avoided as much as possible. ITV Meridian spoke to Helen Glass of HS2 Ltd.