2022 news archive

Press releases from 1 January - 31 December 2022. If you are looking for a press release prior to 2013, please contact the communications team.

  1. Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford, gives her Christmas message

    War, hunger, cold … and hope – bishops share their Christmas messages


    Bishops unite this Christmas in sharing messages of hope in light of what's been a turbulent year.

    8 min read
  2. A still from the film showing a family in a nativity scene in a church

    Number of Christmas services surges as parishes welcome public


    Boost in visits to Church of England's church-finding website as parishes prepare to welcome people back to church in person this Christmas.

    2 min read
  3. People at a food bank

    Cost of living crisis: 2.6 million seek help from churches and faith groups


    Research today shows that nearly three million UK adults sought help from churches or other faith organisations since the start of 2022 as a result of the cost of living crisis.

    3 min read
  4. Lady looking at the camera wearing a jacket, blue top and necklace

    Emily Gee appointed Director for Cathedral and Church Buildings for the Church of England


    Emily Gee has been appointed Director for Cathedral and Church Buildings for the Church of England. 

    3 min read
  5. Maggie Swinson

    New Independent Reviewer announced for House of Bishops Declaration


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York announce Maggie Swinson as the next Independent Reviewer of the House of Bishops Declaration.

    3 min read
  6. Martin Gainsborough

    New Bishop of Kingston announced


    Downing Street announces Rev Canon Martin Gainsborough as next Bishop of Kingston in the Diocese of Southwark.

    1 min read
  7. Bishop of London with new Bishop of Kensington

    Bishop Emma Ineson to take up London role


    Downing Street has announced Bishop Emma Ineson's appointment as the new Bishop of Kensington from spring 2023.

    1 min read
  8. Living in Love and Faith: College of Bishops Residential II

    Living in Love and Faith at the College of Bishops - December 2022


    The College of Bishops held its second three-day meeting (12-14 December) to continue discerning a way forward for the Church of England on questions of identity, sexuality and marriage. 

    4 min read
  9. Older children from the school's "eco team" are joined by local MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP. They are staring at new pipes that have been fitted as part of the project

    Carbon emissions reduce as Church of England makes progress towards 2030 target


    The Church of England reports a steady decrease in carbon emissions in 2021, according to new data from its Energy Footprint Tool.

    3 min read
  10. Church of England Pensions Board logo

    Shareholder Summit to address excessive executive pay hosted by Church of England Pensions Board


    The Church of England Pensions Board this week (Wednesday 14 December) will host investors, regulators, FTSE 100 remuneration committee chairs and other interested stakeholders to review the current state of executive corporate pay. 

    2 min read