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  1. Lessons from lockdown COVID-19 has taught us the importance of hol.png

    Covid-19 restrictions: reaction from the Bishop of London


    Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who chairs the Church of England’s Covid Recovery Group, responds to the announcement of a delay in lifting coronavirus restrictions

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    Church Commissioners’ statement on ExxonMobil’s AGM


    The Church Commissioners for England made the following statement following ExxonMobil’s AGM.

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    New Bishops of Birkenhead and Stockport announced


    The Venerable Julie Conalty, currently Archdeacon of Tonbridge, will be the next Bishop of Birkenhead, and the Revd Canon Sam Corley, currently Rector of Leeds Minster, will be the next Bishop of Stockport, Downing Street has announced. 

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    July Synod timetable published


    First full in-person meeting of the Church of England’s General Synod for 18 months to take place at Church House, Westminster, from Friday July 9 to Tuesday July 13

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    Church of England commits £1.25 million to enabling digital giving in parishes


    First pilot begins as Church of England aims to enable contactless giving in half of all parishes over the next two years. 

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    Update on singing in churches


    The Church of England values our precious choral tradition which is at the heart of our Christian worship and the cultural heritage of the nation, and which offers a first class musical education to thousands of children and young people.

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    LLF Next Steps Group meeting 11 May 2021


    The fourth meeting for 2021 of the LLF Next Steps Group was held on 11 May.

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    Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury


    Following a recent meeting with survivors of the abuse carried out by John Smyth QC, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has made the following the statement today: 

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    Students and young adults to be reached as part of £9 million funding package for mission


    Tens of thousands of students and young people who may never have been to church before are to be reached by the Church of England with the message of the Christian faith as part of a £9 million funding programme for mission projects across the country, it was announced today.


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    House of Bishops Meeting 17th-18th May 2021


    The House of Bishops met on the afternoon of Monday 17 May and the morning of Tuesday 18 May remotely via Zoom.