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David Cornick and Justin Welby crop credit Church of England news bannerThe Revd Dr David Cornick, former General Secretary of both the United Reformed Church (URC) and Churches Together England (CTE), has received an award from the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Mr Cornick received the Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism for 'outstanding sustained contribution to the development of ecumenical life and witness in England'.

The Church of England’s Lambeth Awards were launched by the Most Revd Justin Welby in 2016 in recognition of outstanding service in different fields.

Read more: David Cornick given Lambeth Award by the Archbishop of Canterbury

ECCE planning group news bannerA member of the United Reformed Church’s (URC) children’s and youth work team has been selected for a coveted place in an international children’s ministry.

Lorraine Webb, Programme Officer for Children’s and Youth Work is now part of the European Conference on Christian Education’s (ECCE) steering committee, planning and preparing for the next conference which will take place in 2022 in Budapest, Hungary.

Read more: Youth worker to help shape European children’s ministry

Injured people Sri Lanka credit BBCThe UK government has written an open letter to Sri Lankans in Britain to say it stands with the community in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks which took place on 3 April killing at least 250 and injuring hundreds more.

In the letter, James Brokenshire MP, Secretary for Housing Communities and Local Government, referred to the New Zealand atrocity against Muslims and said the attacks ‘completely failed to achieve the divisions sought’.

Read more: Sri Lanka attacks failed to achieve divisions says government