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  1. His Royal Highness Prince Philip.

    Condolence book for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, opens online


    The Church of England has opened an online condolence book following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

  2. View of computer screen inside General Synod Assembly hall

    General Synod papers published


    The spring group of sessions of the General Synod will take place online on Friday April 23 and Saturday 24.

  3. Grave yard and parish church shown with nice tree in bloom and grass between the grave yards in the church yard (note lower quality)

    Churches launch nature count to assess biodiversity within “National Park” of churchyards


    Hundreds of churches have already signed up to a week-long ‘nature count’ occurring this summer, which will encourage people to visit churchyards and record what they see.

  4. The Church of England logo.

    Maundy Thursday resources for prayer at home


    The Maundy Thursday video and text has been withdrawn because of the perceived association of the readings and actions with a Jewish seder meal. Comment from the Revd Dr Richard Sudworth, the Church of England’s National Inter-Religious Affairs Adviser.

  5. Contributors to the Easter Day 2021 online service.

    Archbishop of Canterbury to lead Easter Sunday worship from Canterbury Cathedral as churches and cathedrals prepare to celebrate Easter


    As churches and Cathedrals around the country prepare to celebrate Easter, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will for the first time give his Easter sermon across BBC television, local and national radio, and the Church of England digital platforms.

  6. A teacher training session with two teachers standing by a whiteboard

    Church of England to provide National Professional Qualification for school leadership in partnership with Catholic Church


    The Department for Education has announced that a partnership between The Church of England and the Catholic Church will provide part of the Government’s reformed National Professional Qualification training for teachers from September 2021.

  7. The Church of England logo with National Safeguarding Team written underneath.

    Publication of detailed response to IICSA report


    The Church of England has today published its detailed responses to the recommendations of the IICSA report from October.

  8. Church of England Pensions Board logo at the LSE

    Church of England Pensions Board publishes first annual Stewardship Report


    The Pensions Board seeks to make real change in high carbon sectors

  9. The Houses of Parliament from across the River Thames.

    Leaseholders face crippling bills for problem they did not create – bishops react to Commons cladding vote


    The Bishop of St Albans, Alan Smith, the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, and the Bishop of Kensington, Graham Tomlin, voice regret at the vote in the Commons  removing an amendment to the Fire Safety Bill to protect leaseholders from the cost of replacing dangerous cladding.

  10. Day of Reflection

    Bells to toll and thousands of candles to be lit for National Day of Reflection


    Churches and cathedrals are to toll bells, light thousands of candles and offer prayers as the country marks the first anniversary of lockdown tomorrow.