2023 news archive

Press releases from 1 January - 31 December 2023. If you are looking for a press release prior to 2013, please contact the communications team.

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

    Bishop’s drive to abolish two-child limit on benefits approaches final House of Lords stage


    A Private Member’s Bill brought by the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, to abolish the two-child limit on Universal Credit is on course to complete its passage through the House of Lords.

    2 min read
  2. The Rev Dr Matthew Porter

    The Rev Matthew Porter to become next Bishop of Bolton


    The Vicar of St Michael le Belfrey in York, the Rev Matthew Porter, will be the next Bishop of Bolton, Downing Street announces.


    1 min read
  3. Living in Love and Faith - Hero

    LLF Next Steps Group meeting on 3 March 2023


    March 2023 update about Living in Love and Faith.

    1 min read
  4. An adult and child taking part in the Churches Count on Nature, using a magnifying glass to look at wildlife

    Communities mobilise to count wildlife in ‘undisturbed’ churchyards


    Parishes across England and Wales can now register to participate in Churches Count on Nature, an annual scheme where people visit churchyards and record the plant and animal species they encounter. 

    4 min read
  5. The Revd Canon Smitha Prasadam, Bishop of Huddersfield

    New Bishop of Huddersfield


    The Revd Canon Smitha Prasadam, currently Chaplain of St Albans, Copenhagen, will take up the role of Bishop of Huddersfield, Downing Street announced this morning.

    1 min read
  6. Bishop Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham

    Bishop of Durham responds to immigration proposals


    The Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, who speaks for the Church of England on refugees, has responded to  the statement by the Home Secretary on the Illegal Migration Bill.

    2 min read
  7. BishopGuli

    New foundation launched to help churches and dioceses tackle housing crisis


    A new foundation, set up to coordinate practical advice and guidance to churches and dioceses hoping to help tackle the housing crisis in their communities, has been formally launched by the Church of England.

    3 min read
  8. Coronation booklet - cover and inside pages

    Book of prayer for the coronation of King Charles III published


    Call for a period of prayer leading up to the Coronation as book of Daily Prayers is shared

    3 min read
  9. GregorytWitham3

    Clergy posts funded through £5.6 million national Church of England award


    The Church of England is providing £5.6 million in funding for additional clergy posts across the country from rural areas to inner cities. 

    3 min read
  10. Durham Cathedral lit in the colours of the Ukrainian flag

    Lights and prayers as churches mark anniversary of full-scale invasion of Ukraine


    Cathedrals will be floodlit in the colours of the Ukrainian flag, candles will be lit and services, prayer vigils across the country in churches to mark the first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

    4 min read