ecumenical council

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(early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline

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But, he said that a parochial church council was not a core public authority and did not become such when enforcing a lay rector's liability for chancel repairs.
Yesterday, Lord Nicholls and four other Law Lords unanimously upheld an appeal by the parochial church council of the parish of Aston Cantlow and Wilmcote with Billesley.
It came after the parochial church council for Aston Cantlow challenged an Appeal Court ruling in Mr and Mrs Wallbank's favour two years ago.
The High Court had originally backed the parochial church council, just as the highest court in the land did yesterday.
A schoolgirl is believed to be the youngest person in the country to be appointed to sit on a parochial church council.
The District Church Council for St John the Baptist in Kidderminster, led by the Rev Charles Raven, had earlier demanded the Bishop of Worcester change his attitude to homosexuality.
Contract notice: The financing of capital expenditure: loans from the city bilzen by church councils give out loans and guarantee loans of the police bilzen-hoeselt-riemst and the agb urban development bilz.
An ecumenical team in Canada prepared the 2014 materials that were reviewed by the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and have now been distributed to national church councils around the world.
But that effectively placed parochial church councils under an obligation to register the liabilities - otherwise they could be held in breach of their duty under charity law to maximise their incomes.
I also wondered if he remembered the Presbyterian Church in Canada's history and what led to the establishment of parity between the laity and clergy on the church councils.
Those demands are so huge that it is practically impossible for church councils and congregations to pay, with the prospect of the church closing if the parish share is not paid.
Church wardens, who are left to pick up the pieces, are all volunteers - as are members of Parochial Church Councils who also look after the buildings.
The image of tranquil commonality evoked by the word "communion" has often been belied by church councils themselves.
In this collection we have those papers relating to persecution, martyrdom, church councils and early Christian attitudes to property.
But the dream quickly dissolved into a nightmare for farmers Andrew and Gail Wallbank in 1990 when the parochial church council asked them to foot a pounds 95,260 bill to repair the chancel of the 12th century church of St John the Baptist in Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire.