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Archbishop hosts CofE education seminar

Archbishop of Canterbury with Rt Hon Michael Gove and Bishop of Oxford at Lambeth Palace CofE Education seminar

Wednesday 3rd July 2013

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, hosted a seminar today at Lambeth Palace, during which Education Secretary Michael Gove praised the standards and popularity of church schools and urged a continuing partnership

The seminar, "Church of England: Education and our Future”, attended by bishops, Diocesan Board of Education chairs and other church education leaders from across the country, marked the launch of a new document; "A Diocesan Board of Education for the Future".

Speaking about today's seminar, Archbishop Justin said: "The Church of England was at the beginning of national education of this country and continues to be crucial to its flourishing. Today, bishops and diocesan board of education chairs have worked together to develop a vision for the future of church schools which will continue our mission of transforming every part of our society.

"It is obviously true that good schools help produce an educated workforce. But the Christian vision is a far greater one. It is about setting a framework for children as they learn which enables them to be confident when faced with the vast challenges that our rapidly changing culture brings to us.

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