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  1. Solar panels on Gloucester Cathedral roof

    Church launches consultation on plans to get to net zero carbon in just nine years as new Synod prepares to meet


    The Church of England is to consult dioceses, cathedrals, national institutions, parishes, schools, and other interested parties on a proposed routemap to achieve net zero carbon by 2030, as papers are published for November's inaugural meeting of a new General Synod.

  2. General Synod - London

    Plans for the first meeting of the new General Synod published


    A detailed agenda and papers for the first meeting of the 11th General Synod of the Church of England next month have been published.

  3. Four images of different people are shown in a line highlighting the work of the Commission

    Archbishops’ Commission on Reimagining Care proposes set of values to inform vision for care and support in England


    The Archbishops’ Commission on Reimagining Care has today launched a consultation on a set of values, informed by Christian theology and ethics, that it thinks should underpin a vision for care and support in England.

  4. Stonemason at canterbury cathedral

    Churches awarded £6m in latest Cultural Recovery Fund grants for major works


    The Government has announced awards totalling just over £6 million from the Heritage Stimulus Fund, part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, to Church of England churches and cathedrals.

  5. The Church of England logo.

    Meeting of the House of Bishops, 19 & 20 October 2021


    The first in-person meeting of the House of Bishops since March 2020 was held over a two-day period (October 19 & 20) in York.

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

    Faith leaders warn of risk to vulnerable posed by Assisted Dying Bill


    The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster warn today of the risk to vulnerable people should Parliament back a new attempt to change the law on assisted suicide.


  7. Church bells being run

    Church bells across nation set to ring in warning of climate catastrophe ahead of COP26


    Churches across the country are planning to ring their bells on the eve of COP26, the meeting of world leaders to discuss climate change.

  8. Launch of the TPI Global Climate Transition Centre

    Landmark New TPI Global Climate Transition Centre to be created


    The President-Elect of the Glasgow COP, Archbishop of Canterbury & CEO of London Stock Exchange Group support landmark launch at opening of Stock Exchange

  9. Sir David Amess MP.

    Tributes to Sir David Amess MP


    Tributes from members of the Church of England following the death of Sir David Amess MP. 

  10. Eve Poole, Third Church Estates Commissioner

    Church Commissioners recognises Eve Poole’s successes as Third Church Estates Commissioner


    Dr Eve Poole, the Third Church Estates Commissioner, stepped down today from her role with the Church Commissioners for England to return to teaching and writing, having successfully led the introduction of the new Cathedrals Measure during her three-year term.