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  1. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    House of Bishops Meeting, 9th February 2021


    The February meeting of the House of Bishops was held on Tuesday 9 February via Zoom.

  2. The Church of England logo.

    Statement from the Anti-Racism Taskforce


    Members of the Archbishops' Anti-racism Taskforce voice concern about abuse and threats received by Jarel Robinson Brown.

  3. Rose Hudson Wilkin Bishop of Dover

    Bishops lead churches' call to take up Covid vaccine


    Church of England Bishops have joined an NHS backed campaign calling on congregations, communities and individuals to play their part in encouraging everyone who is offered a Covid-19 vaccine to take up the opportunity, and to have access to accurate information.

  4. Ordinands during their service of ordination.

    Response to article in Spectator


    A letter of response to an article appearing in the Spectator on Thursday 4 February 2021.

  5. Students at university

    Bishop welcomes Government Further Education and Skills White Paper


    The Church of England’s lead bishop for Further and Higher Education has welcomed the recent publication of a White Paper which aims to revolutionise post-16 education.

  6. National Safeguarding Team logo

    Statement on resolution of disciplinary process regarding Bishop of Lincoln


    The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Lincoln have met together to pray and discuss next steps following the conclusion of the clergy disciplinary process instigated after the Bishop’s suspension in May 2019 and subsequent investigation. 

  7. Hands clasped over a Bible in prayer.

    Archbishops invite nation to join them in daily prayer from this evening amid Covid-19 pandemic


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting the nation to join them in prayer every evening at 6pm - from today.

  8. The Living in Love and Faith logo on a computer.

    LLF Next Steps Group meeting 21 January 2021


    The first meeting for 2021 of the LLF Next Steps group was held on 21 January remotely via Zoom.

  9. A Betrayal of Trust

    Review into Bishop Whitsey


    A Betrayal of Trust, the independent report into the Church's handling of the allegations concerning the late Hubert Victor Whitsey, former Bishop of Chester, was published in October.  

  10. A candle being lit.

    Coronavirus: Archbishops invite nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’


    The Archbishops are issuing a call to the nation to pause and reflect to remember the more than 100,000 people across the UK who have died after contracting Covid-19 and all those who know and love them.