Families and Households Commission

Exploring what support families and households need to flourish in today’s society. 
Families & Households Commission Meeting at Bishopthorpe, York


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 began its work in May 2021 and will 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

Archbishop Stephen Cottrell reflects on the work of the Family and Households Commission. A longer version can be found here.