The views expressed on the Commission’s pages are those of Commission members and contributors and are not necessarily those of the Archbishops' or of the Church of England.
Stakeholder Update: An Autumn and Winter’s Tale full of Love and Hope
Read the November update from the Archbishops’ Commission on Families & Households.4 min read
Dr Sarah Williams on the work of the Families & Households Commission
With particular expertise in British political and cultural history, Dr Sarah Williams provides a rich understanding of the history of the family. Hear her thoughts as the Commission progresses its work.1 min read
Families & Households Commission - Dr Catherine Hill
Dr Catherine Hill, Chair of Care for the Family, and one of our expert advisers, provides her views on the importance of the work of the Commission.1 min read
Families & Households Commission - David French & Esther Gregory-Witham
Commission Members David French and Esther Gregory-Witham share their thoughts on working on the Commission and discuss their particular area of focus, relationships.1 min read
Families & Households chairs exchange views with Lord Boateng
At a meeting of the Families & Households Commission, Lord Paul Boateng, chair of the Archbishop's Commission for Racial Justice, presented on his Commission's work.1 min read
Government support for universally accessible relationship help would send a message of hope to millions of families
In this blog, Andrew Balfour, Chief Executive of Tavistock Relationships, argues that without greater government and other support for families struggling with poor relationships, the long term consequences are profound.6 min read
“If we’re serious about unlocking the Common Good we need to stop hiding the key!"
In this blog, Mark Molden, Chief Executive of MarriageCare, says “If we’re serious about unlocking the Common Good we need to stop hiding the key!"6 min read
Stakeholder Update April 2022
The Commission is pleased to share its April update of activities, meetings and news.1 min read
Could three simple concepts really help churches tackle the problem of loneliness?
In this blog, Martin Dickson, Director of Church Relationships at Safe Families UK, describes the immense damage that loneliness causes to thousands of people and suggests that intentional proximity, hospitality, and reciprocal friendship enable churches to address the problem.7 min read
Families Un-locked: Understanding Relationships Emerging from COVID-19 into the “New Normal”
In this blog, Dr Gabriela Misca, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Worcester and Expert Adviser to the Commission, introduces current research into how lockdowns have impacted families in ways not seen before.9 min read