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. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. A #FollowTheStar banner in focus with a church congregation in the background, out of focus.

    Church of England features real-life stars in Christmas advert


    With dragons, talking carrots, and even a surprise comeback for ET all vying for centre stage in the annual festive advertising bonanza, the Church of England is putting real-life stars at the heart of its campaign to invite more people to church this Christmas.