Communications press releases - 2021 https://www.churchofengland.org/ en Coronavirus: Archbishops invite nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’ https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/news-and-statements/coronavirus-archbishops-invite-nation-pause-pray-and-remember <p><span><span><span>The Archbishops are issuing a call to the nation to pause and reflect to remember the more than 100,000 people across the UK who have died after contracting Covid-19 and all those who know and love them.</span></span></span></p> Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:07:40 +0000 jennifer.wilkins@churchofengland.org Investors commit to further action on mining on 2nd anniversary of Brumadinho tailings dam disaster https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/investors-commit-further-action-mining-2nd-anniversary-brumadinho-tailings-dam <p><span><span><span>On the 2<sup>nd</sup> anniversary of the Brumadinho tailings dam disaster, the Church of England Pensions Board, together with the Council of Ethics of the Swedish National Pension Funds leading a collaboration of investors committed to further interventions to drive change in the mining sector on tailings dams.</span></span></span></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:41:24 +0000 patrick.deeming@churchofengland.org Bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani to lead Church of England drive to tackle housing crisis https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/news-and-statements/bishop-guli-francis-dehqani-lead-church-england-drive-tackle <p><span><span><span><span>Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani to become the Church of England’s Lead Bishop for Housing to spearhead the Church’s efforts to help ease the UK’s crippling housing crisis.  </span></span></span></span></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:56:12 +0000 john.bingham@churchofengland.org Synod to discuss challenges facing the Church and world amid coronavirus lockdown https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/news-and-statements/synod-discuss-challenges-facing-church-and-world-amid <p><span><span><span>General Synod to hold a special online meeting next month examining challenges facing the Church and world in light of the coronavirus pandemic followed by a formal session in the spring.</span></span></span></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:10:15 +0000 john.bingham@churchofengland.org House of Bishops - Tuesday 19th of January 2021 https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/news-and-statements/house-bishops-tuesday-19th-january-2021 <p class="x"><span><span><span>The House of Bishops met for its first meeting in 2021 on Tuesday 19th January via Zoom.</span></span></span></p> Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:35:18 +0000 david.hardwick@churchofengland.org National Register of Clergy https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-news-and-releases/national-register-clergy <p class="x"><span><span>The final stages for publishing a National Register of Clergy, to strengthen safeguarding in the Church of England, are now underway.</span></span></p> Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:00:00 +0000 jennifer.wilkins@churchofengland.org Bishop supports protections for children in covert intelligence bill https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/news-and-statements/bishop-supports-protections-children-covert-intelligence-bill <p><span><span>Bishop of Durham, the Church of England’s Lead Bishop for Children and Families, supports moves in the House of Lords today to protect children in undercover operations by police and other authorities.</span></span></p> Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:39:22 +0000 john.bingham@churchofengland.org Judge David Turner to be Deputy Chair of the Clergy Discipline Commission https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/news-and-statements/judge-david-turner-be-deputy-chair-clergy-discipline-commission <p><span><span><span>Judge David Turner QC has been named as the new Deputy Chair of the Chair of the Clergy Discipline Commission replacing Sir Mark Hedley, who retired in December 2020.</span></span></span></p> Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0000 charles.white@churchofengland.org Response from the Bishop of London to new Covid-19 restrictions https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/news-and-statements/response-bishop-london-new-covid-19-restrictions <p>At a time like this, the Church is here to offer comfort and spiritual support to everyone. We have a duty to care for each other, but particularly those who are vulnerable or who may be most at risk.</p> Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:55:26 +0000 ben.hollebon@churchofengland.org Starting term amid Covid-19 uncertainty: schools need collaboration, wisdom and hope https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/news-and-statements/starting-term-amid-covid-19-uncertainty-schools-need <p>The Church of England's Chief Education Officer says it is time to take the politics out of choices facing schools and focus on the wellbeing of children and young people, and school staff.</p> Mon, 04 Jan 2021 15:16:29 +0000 nick.edmonds@churchofengland.org National Epiphany service from the 'land where it all happened' hears prayers for peace https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/news-and-statements/national-epiphany-service-land-where-it-all-happened-hears <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Church of England is joining in worship with Christians in the Holy Land for a celebration of Epiphany in collaboration with Embrace the Middle East, a charity working in the region.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 01 Jan 2021 19:00:00 +0000 charles.white@churchofengland.org