Regarding a consistory court judgement in the Diocese of Coventry.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are delighted to announce that Morag Ellis QC has been appointed as Dean of the Arches and Auditor on the retirement of Charles George QC. Morag will take up her duties on the 8th June 2020.
A statement from Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu in response to events in the United States of America:
A choir of young singers has been heard by an audience of tens of thousands of people in spite of the lockdown thanks to a new livestreaming service run by the Church of England.
Pope Francis will take part in an online church service alongside the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and a number of other senior UK church leaders this Sunday.
The Church Commissioners for England, the endowment fund of the Church of England, published today its Annual Report for 2019.
Edward Mason, Head of Responsible Investment for the Church Commissioners for England comments on today’s annual shareholder meeting at ExxonMobil.
The Duke of Cambridge will urge people who are concerned about their mental health or that of others to reach out and start a conversation, in a contribution to this Sunday’s Church of England national online service, marking the end of Mental Health Awareness Week.
A meeting of the House of Bishops took place today on Thursday, the 21st of May 2020 (by Zoom).
Bishop Stephen Geoffrey Cottrell will be confirmed as the 98th Archbishop of York at 11am on Thursday 9 July 2020, in an online service.
With almost two months having passed since most pupils attended their school building, it is clear that the risks surrounding Coronavirus cannot and will not be quickly resolved. It is of paramount importance that children’s education and all that schools offer can continue as fully and as soon possible, while always balanced with the health risks that this may entail.
An actor, a GP and a palliative care nurse are among contributors to the Church of England national online service this weekend to be broadcast from Liverpool and Blackburn in Lancashire.
The House of Bishops met to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic over Zoom today.
This article from Bishop Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York Designate, was published in the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday 12 May 2020.
The Rt Revd Mark Tanner has been named by Downing Street as the 41st Bishop of Chester, succeeding the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster who retired in September 2019.
We look forward to the time when we are able to gather again in our church buildings. We are examining what steps we will need to take to do so safely.
A school chaplain has spoken of her delight after a song written to share hope during Coronavirus closures went viral, with more than a hundred schools now preparing to record their own versions.
The Bishop of London and the Chief Nursing Officer for England are to take part in a national online service this Sunday celebrating the work of nurses and healthcare workers and marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.
The Church of England Pensions Board today has announced it will not support the Follow This Resolution at Shell’s forthcoming AGM.
The House of Bishops met via Zoom this afternoon and continued to review advice to clergy on the Church’s efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus, to protect the vulnerable and health services.
The Church of England is looking at options including a possible change in the law to enable the General Synod to meet remotely, in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government is being urged to lift the two-child limit on benefits in the wake of a sharp rise in new claims for Universal Credit caused by the coronavirus pandemic, in a new report published today.
Key workers will speak of how their Christian faith has helped give them strength to serve others during the coronavirus pandemic.
Singers from one of the leading churches in the capital are to record hymns and songs each week for use by clergy and church leaders livestreaming services.
The Church of England has launched a new programme to make prayer a household habit once again.
An update to Living in Love and Faith, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
10 Downing Street has today announced the names of the new Bishops of Horsham and Lewes to serve as suffragan bishops in the Diocese of Chichester.
A free phone line offering hymns, prayers, and reflections 24 hours a day has received more than 6,000 calls in the first 48 hours.
The Learning Lessons Review, commissioned by the Church of England, into its handling of the allegations of abuse committed by the late John Smyth continues to be delivered according to the terms of reference.
There is now a process in place to consider and keep under review any guidance being offered and a network of groups is being created to plan for the future.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver a message of hope to school pupils across the country in the first assembly at Oak National Academy, it was announced today.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes.
BBC Songs of Praise presenter and former Gogglebox star Kate Bottley is to lead the Church of England’s national online broadcast this week from her home with a church service interpreted into British Sign Language (BSL) for the deaf community.
The Church Commissioners for England and New York State Common Retirement Fund have today written an open letter to ExxonMobil shareholders.
A family from Wakefield, West Yorks, will lead the Church of England’s national virtual service from their living room this Sunday.
Comment from Adam Matthews, Director of Ethics and Engagement for the Church of England Pensions Board, in response to the announcement made by Shell today on plans to become a net zero emissions energy business by 2050.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will call for “a resurrection of our common life,” during his Easter Sunday sermon.
Christians are to be encouraged to make their own paper or card ‘palm’ crosses and display these in their windows in a national virtual church service for Palm Sunday to be broadcast by the Church of England.
Blog from new lead safeguarding bishop as he takes up the role.
People who cannot attend a funeral because of the coronavirus restrictions are being provided with prayers and suggestions on how to pay their own tribute at home to the person who has died.
This week’s Church of England national virtual service was recorded on an iPad in the drawing room of Bishopthorpe Palace.
A series of reflections on how to cope with anxiety and loneliness in the face of the coronavirus pandemic are published today by the Church of England.
All Church of England churches are to close with immediate effect in an effort to help save lives by limiting the transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has given his backing to a call from the Pope for Christians across the world to join in saying the Lord’s Prayer.
The Archbishops and Bishops have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Church of England attracted its largest ‘congregation’ ever yesterday, in spite of the suspension of public worship in its churches to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Comment by Edward Mason, Head of Responsible Investment at the Church Commissioners for England
The diocese of London is still alive and active but must close buildings in London.
The Church of England is preparing to take the church into people’s homes – through TV screens, laptops, computers and mobile phones – ahead of the first Sunday without public worship.
Guidance on weddings and baptisms during the current period of restrictions on public gatherings to combat coronavirus has been updated by the Church of England.
All that time planning and dreaming about your wedding day or a christening, and now it can’t happen as you expected.
Archbishop of Canterbury to lead a national broadcast as the Church of England responds to the challenge of becoming a “different sort of church” in the face of the challenge of coronavirus.
The Church of England has today issued new advice to ensure funerals can continue safely amid the current restrictions in light of the current outbreak of Coronavirus Covid-19.
If someone you love dies in the next few days, of whatever cause, it will still be possible to have a small funeral held at a church or a crematorium led by a Church of England minister.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church”.
The Church of England has announced today a new set of resources outlining the support available for those in ordained ministry, and those training for ordination, who become parents.
The Church of England has launched a new Vision for Higher Education, calling for a humane education, inspired by the key values of wisdom, community, virtue and the common good.
The Revd Andrew Emerton has been announced by Downing Street as the next Bishop of Sherwood in the Diocese of Southwell and Notts.
The House of Bishops met on Tuesday 10th March at Lambeth Palace.
Clergy are being advised not to share the chalice and to encourage worshippers not to shake hands during the ‘Sign of the Peace’ in services, as part of updated guidance on coronavirus issued by the Church of England.
The Church Investors Group (CIG or the Group), representing 70 members and £21bn in assets, has this week written to the leaders of FTSE 350 companies to inform them that it will be enhancing its scrutiny of corporates ESG aspects this AGM season.
Loss and HOPE, launched at Lambeth Palace last week (Thursday, March 5th), is a coalition of organisations who feel passionately about churches of all denominations across the UK being equipped to support the bereaved.
‘Switch off the floodlights’, ‘turn down the heating’, and ‘plant a tree’ all calls to action as part of the Church of England’s first ever Green Lent campaign starting today.
The Church of England has embarked on a new partnership with Visa, SumUp and Caution Your Blast to enable 300 more churches across the UK to accept contactless donations.
Two competitions aimed at helping local churches to support people in housing need – from advocacy and advice for vulnerable tenants to ‘micro-housing’ schemes on church land – are launched today by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community.
Today marks the first anniversary of the 2019 General Synod motion to have a loving, worshipping, serving Christian community on every significant social housing estate in the country.
Changes to the legal aid system have left some of the most vulnerable groups in society without access to the justice system, the General Synod heard today.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has paid tribute to the Archbishop of York in General Synod earlier today at what would have been his final Synod.
The Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs division has published advice to parishes on practical steps to reduce the risk of infection from Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The General Synod of The Church of England has approved legislation following the Archbishop’s Commission on the relationship of the Channel Islands to the wider Church of England.
Sports and fitness activities are to be championed as part of plans by the Church of England to reach more people with the message of the Christian faith and promote the wellbeing of communities, it is announced today.
The General Synod today called on the Government to end the ‘cruel’ experience of so-called ‘pauper' funerals in a debate where members heard of the plight of those unable to afford funeral costs.
The Church of England’s General Synod has set new targets for all parts of the church to work to become carbon ‘net zero’ by 2030.
General Synod voted unanimously today to endorse the Church’s response to the five recommendations from IICSA and urged its national safeguarding steering group to work towards a more fully survivor-centred approach to safeguarding, including arrangements for redress for survivors.
The General Synod voted today to apologise for racism experienced by black and minority ethnic people in the Church of England since the arrival of the Windrush generation.
New measures to strengthen governance and operational frameworks for England’s cathedrals have taken the next step towards formal implementation.
Measures to promote awareness of the dangers of stress and burnout amongst clergy are to be debated by the 42 Church of England dioceses following a landmark vote today by the General Synod.
The Church of England has launched a major new resource for Educational leaders as more than 800 adults and students attended its largest ever Education Conference.
The Bishop of Huddersfield, Jonathan Gibbs has been announced as the Church of England’s new lead safeguarding bishop, taking over from Bishop Peter Hancock, the Bishop of Bath and Wells who leaves the role at the end of February.
Thousands of people will take action to help tackle Climate Change as part of the Church of England’s first ever official green Lent campaign, launched today by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
Statement following the College of Bishops meeting in London.
‘FTSE TPI Climate Transition Index’ launched at London Stock Exchange with £600 million allocation from the Church of England Pensions Board.
The Church Commissioners for England today reiterated support for the climate-related shareholder resolution, filed against the board of ExxonMobil, and calls on Exxon not to block the resolution going to a vote in 2020.
Work is underway in all 42 dioceses on the Church of England's Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2) with a key focus on listening to survivors who want to come forward. The Church was criticised for not including their voices in the original PCR 2007/8 as shown in an independent scrutiny report, published in 2018.
Four major announcements and Calls for Action have been made in London on the eve of the 1st anniversary of the disaster.
The Church of England launches energy rating system similar to those used for household appliances for church buildings as General Synod considers a major new proposal to reach ‘net zero’ CO2 emissions.
Changes have been announced making it easier for parishes to apply for funding to support fabric repairs.
Following the recent change in the law to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples, the House of Bishops has agreed a pastoral statement
Today in Davos, the Church of England’s three National Investing Bodies (NIBS) representing over £12 billion in assets under management, have joined the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance.
The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel has appointed two new members. The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel has appointed two new members.
Grants to provide opportunities to learn about cutting-edge science for people training for the priesthood in the Church of England are to be made available as part of a £3.4 million project aimed at transforming the relationship between science and faith.
The Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, has set out to change the law on inquests to help reveal the full extent of the link between gambling and suicide for the first time.
A statement from Bishop Peter Hancock, Church of England lead safeguarding bishop:
The Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, has welcomed an announcement from the Gambling Commission that consumers will no longer be able to use credit cards to gamble from April 2020.
The Church Commissioners for England have today welcomed the Crown appointment of Mr Andrew Selous MP as Second Estates Commissioner
The BBC has confirmed it is screening a documentary on the Peter Ball case.