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  1. A mockup of the Pastoral Principles on an iPad.

    Pastoral Principles Course


    New course examines how we can learn to relate better to one another across the differences that we find in our church communities.

  2. Plymouth

    From listening services to food deliveries– churches step up support to local communities during pandemic


    More than 4,000 Church of England parishes are estimated to have stepped up their support to local communities in the face of rising levels of poverty, loneliness and isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research published today.

  3. Two female students study in a library over a laptop

    New Vision sets out Church of England aims for engagement with Further Education Colleges


    The Church of England has launched a new Vision for Further Education, which calls for a major shift in its engagement with the sector.

  4. The Bishop of Lynn Ven Dr Jane Steen is shown

    Dr Jane Steen to be Bishop of Lynn


    The next Bishop of Lynn will be Dr Jane Steen, Archdeacon of Southwark, Downing Street has announced.

  5. Two lit candles.

    Unanimous Synod support for new safeguarding code


    At its April meeting General Synod unanimously approved the draft Safeguarding (Code of Practice) Measure which strengthens and clarifies the obligation to follow safeguarding guidance. 

  6. Iranian mosque with beautiful blue tiles shown in close up in a photograph by Soroush Zargar

    Bishop tells General Synod to speak out against persecution of religious believers and atheists


    The Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines, has told General Synod that “human dignity and flourishing is diminished” when religious believers and atheists are persecuted.

  7. Church Commissioners logo

    Statement from the Church Commissioners about its net zero carbon target date


    The Church Commissioners in January 2020 committed our investment portfolio to being net zero by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement, as a member of the UN’s Asset Owner Alliance. 

  8. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    House of Bishops Meeting  - 20 April 2021


    The House of Bishops met on Tuesday 20th April remotely via Zoom.

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    From Lament to Action: Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce calls for urgent changes to culture of Church of England


    The Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce has today published its report ‘From Lament to Action’ proposing a suite of changes to begin bringing about a change of culture in the life of the Church of England.

  10. Church of England to partner with Durham University in new project to support decarbonisation


    The Church of England will be supported in its ambitious aim of achieving net-zero carbon by 2030 through a new partnership with the Durham Energy Institute (DEI).