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  1. hand in latex gloves holding glass ampoule  covid vaccine

    Bishops join calls for emergency G7 meeting to tackle vaccine ‘hoarding’

    21/09/2021

    Church of England backing calls for the leaders of the world’s richest countries to halt the 'hoarding' of COVID-19 vaccines while billions of people have yet to be jabbed

  2. Wind turbines are shown off-shore in the sea with a ship in the background

    Bishops join leaders of other major faiths to demand climate action at COP26 in Glasgow

    20/09/2021

    Faith leaders have joined together to demand climate action ahead of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow.

  3. Bishop Hugh Nelson in a garden

    New Bishop to the Armed Forces announced

    16/09/2021

    A new bishop to the armed forces has been announced by Lambeth Palace

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    Recommendations made for Church of England Governance Reform

    14/09/2021

    A Church of England Governance Review working group, established by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to explore options for simpler and more effective governance, has recommended changes to the Church’s national governance structures.

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

    Church Commissioners, Church of England Pensions Board and CCLA are now signatories to UK Stewardship Code

    06/09/2021

    Following successful applications to the Financial Reporting Council, the Church Commissioners for England, the Church of England Pensions Board and CCLA, investment manager for the Church of England CBF Funds, are now signatories of the UK Stewardship Code, having met the FRC’s expected standard of reporting in 2021.

  6. The Church of England logo with National Safeguarding Team written underneath.

    Child protection in religious organisations and settings IICSA report

    02/09/2021

    A statement from National Safeguarding Team.

  7. Children play in Kabul, Afghanistan

    Afghanistan crisis: advice for parishes on helping refugees

    02/09/2021

    The Church of England has published a ‘toolkit’ of resources for parishes seeking to help refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover of the country.

  8. Father hugging his children

    Churches celebrate God’s generosity this Harvest with new resources

    02/09/2021

    New core materials including nine daily podcasts are now available to enable congregations to take part in Generosity Week. 

  9. Churchyard surveyor with laser backpack

    Nationwide digital churchyard mapping project begins

    30/08/2021

    The first of 19,000 churchyards has been digitally surveyed

  10. UKMEOrdinands

    New network launched to support ordinands from minority ethnic backgrounds

    20/08/2021

    An independent network for people training for ordained ministry in the Church of England who are from minority ethnic backgrounds has been launched.