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  1. A picture of Father Paul Thomas

    Father Paul Thomas named as first Bishop of Oswestry


    Downing Street has announced that the Revd Paul Thomas will be the new Bishop of Oswestry in the Diocese of Lichfield.

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  2. A Service for the Second Sunday of Advent - Hero

    National online service to highlight estate parishes


    Christians have been urged to “look out into the world” in an online service highlighting the ministry of estate parishes.

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  3. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    House of Bishops - 29 November 2022


    The House of Bishops met by Zoom for its 29 November meeting.

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  4. A person's hands closed together in prayer.

    We are here for you: Archbishop responds to Census findings


    The Archbishop of York reflects on the publication of the 2021 Census data

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  5. Candles

    Domestic abuse must not be a taboo subject, as reports to churches increase


    The Church of England is supporting the international campaign for 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence, as newly released figures show that there has been a 37% increase in reports of domestic abuse to diocesan safeguarding advisers over the past three years (2019-2021).

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  6. Jane Mainwaring Bishop Elect of Hertford

    Jane Mainwaring named as next Bishop of Hertford


    Downing Street has announced today that the Venerable Jane Mainwaring is to be the next Bishop of Hertford in the Diocese of St Albans.

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  7. School leader trainees join hands

    Church aims to double number of UK Minority Ethnic Head Teachers in England


    New scheme aims to equip UKME teachers with the skills for headship with funding to train 450 teachers by 2027.

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  8. Al Thumama Stadium, Qatar

    Who is losing out at the Qatar World Cup?


    The Bishop of Derby, Libby Lane, looks ahead to a World Cup with serious concerns

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

    A very hard winter for many: bishops respond to Autumn statement


    The Bishop of St Albans, Alan Smith, convenor of the Bishops in the House of Lords, and the Bishop of Durham Paul Butler, who speaks on poverty issues in the Lords, responded to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn statement.

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  10. Food on a table

    Millions of people in touch with church community action amid cost of living crisis


    More than seven million people have had contact with their local church for community support services such as food banks, parent toddler groups and lunch clubs, new figures published today suggest.

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