2019 news archive

Press releases from January 1 2019 - December 31 2019. If you are looking for a press release prior to 2013, please contact the communications team.

  1. National Safeguarding Team logo

    Review of Trevor Devamanikkam case


    Safeguarding consultant Jane Humphreys has been appointed as the independent reviewer into the Church of England’s handling of the allegations relating to the late Revd Trevor Devamanikkam.

    3 min read
  2. Press release from the Church of England.

    Church of England’s former Chief Legal Advisor receives CBE and Church Commissioners’ Chief Executive receives OBE in New Year Honours List


    Two senior officials with the Church of England have received honours in the New Year Honours List. 

    2 min read
  3. A close up of a Christmas tree at a Crib Service

    Church of England Bishops share their Christmas Message


    In their Christmas messages, Bishops of the Church of England urge people to revisit the stark reality of the Christmas story to find hope in unlikely places.

    4 min read
  4. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Update on Safe Spaces following media report


    Safe Spaces is planned as a vital support service for survivors of church-related abuse across the Church of England and the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

    2 min read
  5. Statement from the Church of England.

    Statement on the Archbishop of York designate, the Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell


    Statement on the Archbishop of York designate.

    2 min read
  6. The Archbishop of York Designate in December 2019.

    Bishop Stephen Cottrell to be the next Archbishop of York


    The Queen has approved the nomination of the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell as the next Archbishop of York, Downing Street has announced.

    7 min read
  7. Church of England launches Everyday Faith campaign


    From putting the load in a washing machine to entering data and answering emails – the Church of England has launched a new series of reflections and prayers highlighting the value of every day work.


    2 min read
  8. Press release from the Church of England.

    Meeting of the House of Bishops


    The House of Bishops met from Monday 9th December to Wednesday 11th December at Lambeth Palace.

    1 min read
  9. The Church of England logo with the words Environmental Programme below

    Church of England appoints National Environment Officer


    Jo Chamberlain has been appointed as the National Environment Officer for the Church of England, taking forward the strategy developed by the Environment Working Group

    2 min read
  10. A man uses the #FollowTheStar app on an iPhone.

    Church of England Christmas advert gets 170,000 views in just 48 hours


    In the first 48 hours, the advert received over 110,000 views on Facebook, and a further 60,000 on Twitter, entirely through organic sharing by churches and individuals.

    3 min read