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    New Bishop of Barking announced


    Reverend Lynne Cullens, currently Rector of Stockport and Brinnington in the Diocese of Chester, will be the next Bishop of Barking, it has been announced. 



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    'Virus knows no national boundaries' - Bishop calls for vaccine equity


    The Bishop of Durham has called for the Government to "commit to redoubling efforts" to achieve vaccine equity. 

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    Church of England to release first ever Christmas single for #AtTheHeartOfChristmas


    The Church of England is to release a new carol as part of its Christmas campaign for 2021

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    Omicron variant of Covid-19 – comment from the Bishop of London


    The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, calls for everyone to take steps to protect themselves and others following the identification of the new variant.

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    Meeting of the House of Bishops, 24 November 2021


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

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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.