A weekly Sunday service will no longer be
compulsory for churches, after a vote to change
a 400-year-old law was passed by the Church
of England’s ruling body in late February.
General Synod voted to end the law – dating
back to 1603 – which required priests to hold
a Sunday service in every church they looked
after. The Bishop of Willesden, who proposed the change, called it ‘out of date’.
The Prison Service is to stop many trans-gender
including sex offenders,
serving their sentences in women’s prisons,
it was reported in early March.
The Government is
that state the ‘great majority’ of trans prisoners should be allowed to ‘experience the
system in the gender in which they identify’.
Options under consideration include ‘clustering’ trans prisoners in special wings or
sections of wings. This comes after females
were assaulted by a ‘woman’ with male genitals in a women’s prison.
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