Families and Households

Exploring what support families and households need to flourish in today’s society. 

Background

The origin of the Archbishops’ Commission lies in Archbishop Justin’s 2018 book ‘Reimagining Britain: Foundations for Hope’. Building on a key chapter, ‘Family – Caring for the Core’, the Archbishops’ Commission aims to articulate and address the pressures and challenges facing families and households, whilst also highlighting the good and the positive in terms of what works well and how that can be built on, drawing on Christian tradition. 

This new commission will begin its work in May 2021 and look to report in Winter 2022. 

"I am delighted that the Commission for Families and Households has been set up, to help us understand how we can best live together in a way that considers everyone in the dignity and hope of God's light.”

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

“Like God, the community of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we are at our best and our most creative and most fully ourselves when we discover who we are in community with others: in relationships; in family groups; and as interdependent communities."

The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell