2021 news archive

Press releases from January 1st 2021 - December 31st 2021. If you are looking for a press release prior to 2013, please contact the communications team.

  1. Archbishop Justin with Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    ‘A prophet and priest, a man of words and action’ – tributes to Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    26/12/2021

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have joined leaders from across the Church of England, the Anglican Communion and other Churches in paying tribute to Desmond Tutu the Archbishop Emeritus  of Cape Town, who has died at the age of 90.

    5 min read
  2. 4 lit candles in front of a Christmas tree.

    Nothing can cancel the message of Christmas – bishops speak of hope amid uncertainty

    22/12/2021

    Nothing can ‘cancel’ the message of hope and new life at the heart of Christmas even if some celebrations are smaller this year, bishops' Christmas messages say.

    5 min read
  3. Contributors to our weekly online service.

    Online service to highlight all those experiencing grief and loss over Christmas

    17/12/2021

    Bereaved people and all those experiencing a sense of loss over Christmas are to be comforted with the message that God is with us in our darkness, in a special service to be broadcast by the Church of England.

    3 min read
  4. Gareth Jones and Domenica Pecoraro are shown in two different photos put together next to one another. Gareth is smiling with glasses and Domenica is also smiling on the right hand side.

    Supporting parishes resettling refugees

    14/12/2021

    The Church of England is setting up a new group to support local churches resettling refugees in partnership with the Home Office.

    2 min read
  5. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    Meeting of the House of Bishops, 13 December 2021

    13/12/2021

    The House of Bishops met remotely via Zoom for its final meeting of 2021 on Monday 13 December.

    2 min read
  6. BoL

    Hope at the heart of Christmas: Bishop of London’s message as second pandemic Christmas approaches

    09/12/2021

    The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, has urged people to take steps now to protect each other as we prepare to celebrate Christmas – the second during the global Covid-19 pandemic – amid a rise in cases.

    2 min read
  7. Portsmouth Cathedral clergy record on a phone a service ready to be streamed online

    Statistics for Mission 2020

    08/12/2021

    More than 9,000 churches offered ‘Church at Home’ worship during the first lockdown

    2 min read
  8. StOswald

    Dioceses to receive nearly £5 million to reach more people with the Christian message

    07/12/2021

    A community choir, a church in a working men’s club and ministry with children and young people are among projects to receive funding as part of a drive by the Church of England to spread the Christian message to younger and more diverse groups.

    3 min read
  9. A headshot of Kashmir Garton

    Two new members for Church’s National Safeguarding Panel

    03/12/2021

    Two new members with professional safeguarding expertise have been appointed to the Church’s National Safeguarding Panel (NSP), chaired by Meg Munn.

    3 min read
  10. At the Heart of Christmas campaign logo consisting of a red heart with white outlines of the Holy Family

    A time for sharing, love and faith - Church of England film explores what is at the heart of Christmas

    03/12/2021

    This Christmas should be a time for sharing, togetherness, faith and hope in the wake of the hardships of the last two years, according to voices in this year’s Church of England Christmas advert.

    4 min read