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  1. Living in Love and Faith logo.

    The 7th meeting for 2021 of the Living in Love and Faith Next Steps Group was held remotely via Zoom on 15 July


    The Next Steps Group spent the first part of the meeting engaging with Session 5 of the Living in Love and Faith course, as part of its commitment to completing the LLF course together.  

  2. BoL

    Bishop of London urges caution and pays tribute to vaccinators as restrictions lift


    The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, has encouraged churches and individuals to continue to take precautions to protect the vulnerable from Covid-19.

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

    Bishop: Commons vote risks making aid cut ‘permanent’


    Bishop of Worcester voices disappointment after MPs back new tests to restore the legal commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on aid

  4. Headshots of two bishops

    New lead bishops for buildings appointed by Archbishops


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have announced the appointment of two new lead bishops for church and cathedral buildings.

  5. England footballers following defeat to italy

    Synod Officers condemn "disgraceful" racism following Euro 2020 final


    The Officers of the General Synod, including the Archbishop of York, have condemned racist abuse directed towards England footballers reported following Sunday's Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.

  6. A still from the Archbishop of York reading the prayer video

    Archbishop of York's address to Synod on Vision and Strategy


    The Archbishop today addressed General Synod on the Vision and Strategy for the Church of England in the 2020s.

  7. The Church of England logo.

    Racial Justice Officers: Statement by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell, Bishop David Walker and Canon John Spence


    Members of the House of Bishops, Church Commissioners Board & Archbishops’ Council have heard the concerns of General Synod and others over recent days, following the Archbishops’ Council decision not to proceed with the Racial Justice Task Force’s recommendation to appoint and fund a Racial Justice Officer for each one of our 42 dioceses.

  8. Lord Paul Boateng

    Lord Boateng named as new Chair of Archbishops' Racial Justice Commission


    At today's (Friday 9 July 2021) meeting of the Church of England General Synod, the Archbishop of York announced the Rt Hon the Lord Boateng as the incoming Chair of the Archbishops' Racial Justice Commission.

  9. The Church of England logo.

    National Investing Bodies report climate change progress to General Synod


    The Church of England’s National Investing Bodies (NIBs) today updated General Synod on their progress against climate change measures agreed in July 2018. The update was presented by Loretta Minghella, First Church Estates Commissioner, and Clive Mather, Chair of the Church of England Pensions Board.

  10. A still from the Archbishop of York reading the prayer video

    A shortage of clergy would really limit us - we need more vocations, that's my prayer’ – Archbishop of York’s address to Synod


    The Archbishop of York's Presidential address to the July 2021 session of General Synod.