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  1. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    Meeting of the House of Bishops, 24 November 2021


    The House of Bishops met on Wednesday 24 November remotely via Zoom.

  2. The Bishop of London is shown smiling standing next to the Bishop of Willesden

    New Bishop of Willesden announced


    The Queen has approved the nomination of The Reverend Canon Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy, currently Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Mission and Ministry Enabler in the Diocese of Leicester, to the Suffragan See of Willesden in the Diocese of London.

  3. Energy Footprint Tool (EFT) being used on an iPad

    Church carbon footprint tool data update


    One in 14 Church of England churches are now reporting “net zero” carbon emissions, according to the latest data from the Energy Footprint Toolkit (EFT).

  4. An homeless man is sat on the floor with a dog

    Synod calls on politicians to reduce wealth gap between the rich and the poor


    The General Synod today called for the Government to reduce the gap between rich and poor after members heard of the ‘scandal’ of inequality.

  5. Reduced quality picture of children engaging with older people at Synod

    Young leaders from Church schools meet General Synod members ahead of first in-person meeting


    Young people, aged between 12 and 17, from across England led and engaged in discussions with members of the General Synod ahead of the first full in-person meeting since before the pandemic. 

  6. General Synod November 2021

    General Synod backs moves to allow dioceses more freedom to share historic wealth with poorer dioceses


    The General Synod has voted to back moves to lift a restriction on allowing wealthier dioceses to share their historic wealth with poorer dioceses after hearing about inequalities in finances within the Church of England.

  7. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York Designate together in December 2019

    Archbishops’ Presidential Address to Synod


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have delivered a joint presidential address to the General Synod of the Church of England.

  8. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York with the Earl of Wessex

    The Gospel ‘has brought hope’ amid pandemic: The Queen’s message to Synod


    Her Majesty The Queen has highlighted how during the difficult times of the last few years “the Gospel of Christ has brought hope, as it has done throughout the ages”.

  9. Member of clergy holding bible in the air

    Nearly 400 ordinands on course to take up stipendiary curacy posts in 2022


    Nearly 400 ordinands completing theological training next year are on course to take up stipendiary curacy posts in the Church of England after extra funds were allocated, it was announced today.

  10. A factory is shown with pollution coming out - used for environment stories

    'We must now keep up the moral pressure so that pledges are urgently turned into measurable action': Bishops respond to COP26


    The Bishops of Norwich and Reading have commented at the conclusion of COP26.