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    Plans for UK Minority Ethnic clergy to take part in House of Bishops agreed

    20/01/2022

    Plans to elect clergy of UK Minority Ethnic or Global Majority Heritage backgrounds to serve on the House of Bishops have been agreed in what is hoped will be a “catalyst for change” towards making the leadership of the Church of England more representative.

    3 min read
  2. Exterior view of Holy Trinity Long Itchington

    Church of England restricts investment in climate laggards

    20/01/2022

    The Church of England’s National Investing Bodies (NIBs) are delivering on their 2018 commitment to General Synod to engage with and disinvest from high carbon emitting companies that are not making progress to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement by 2023. 

    5 min read
  3. Lambeth Palace

    Consultation launched on membership of the Crown Nominations Commission for future Archbishops of Canterbury

    14/01/2022

    Consultation launched on proposal to change make-up of body which nominates future Archbishops of Canterbury.

    2 min read
  4. The Bishop of Salisbury shown sitting down with this hands clasped together

    Stephen Lake named as next Bishop of Salisbury

    13/01/2022

    The Dean of Gloucester, Stephen Lake, is to be the next Bishop of Salisbury, Downing Street has announced.

    1 min read
  5. Flowers are shown next to graves in a church yard a church tower is also shown on the left hand side

    Every church region in the country signs up to become an Eco Diocese ahead of 2030 net zero carbon target

    13/01/2022

    All 42 dioceses in the Church of England have signed up to become an “eco diocese” as part of their commitment to reach carbon net zero by 2030. 

    3 min read
  6. Flora Winfield

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has announced the appointment of the Rev’d Canon Dr Flora Winfield as Third Church Estates Commissioner

    11/01/2022

    Canon Winfield was ordained deacon in 1989 and priest in 1994. She has worked in parish and cathedral ministry, university and military chaplaincy, ecumenical and Anglican Communion relations, and humanitarian diplomacy, representing the Anglican Communion at the United Nations. 

    3 min read
  7. Five faces are shown in portrait with the words 100th online service: a service of the Word for the Baptism of Christ written above their faces

    New ‘cathedral’ of digital worshippers emerges from online broadcasts

    07/01/2022

    Members of a new “cathedral” of online worshippers formed since the first lockdown are to play a key role in the Church of England’s 100th national online service to be broadcast this weekend.

    5 min read
  8. A vicar with a green mask on is seen smiling inside a church to a parishoner

    Clergy wellbeing during pandemic analysed in new report

    06/01/2022

    A new report detailing how clergy have fared in the Covid pandemic is published today as part of the latest findings from the Church of England’s Living Ministry research programme. 

    2 min read
  9. School children praying with cross and candle

    Church Schools’ SIAMS inspections to be temporarily paused

    04/01/2022

    Inspections for Church of England and Methodist schools will be paused to allow schools to focus on Covid-19 mitigations and for safety reasons

    2 min read
  10. Pippa Cramer

    Daily Hope co-founder Pippa Cramer recognised in New Year Honours list

    01/01/2022

    Pippa Cramer, co-founder of Daily Hope, the free national phone line offering music, prayers, reflections and worship services from the Church of England, made an MBE.

    2 min read