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  1. The Daily Hope telephone logo.

    Daily Hope phone line marks International Day for Older Persons as more than 550,000 calls are made

    01/10/2021

    Daily Hope, a free phone line which offers prayers and support for callers, is marking International Day for Older Persons, with new content and a message from Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

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    Thousands of churches offered remote worship during lockdown, new report finds

    01/10/2021

    Thousands of Church of England churches adapted ‘at a moment’s notice’ to providing worship at home from the start of the first lockdown, according to a new report published today.

  3. Loretta Minghella speaking at Church House Westminster.

    Church Commissioners celebrate Loretta Minghella’s successes as First Commissioner

    30/09/2021

    Loretta Minghella stepped down today from the Church Commissioners for England as First Church Estates Commissioner after a successful four-year tenure.  

  4. Dr Maggie Atkinson profile photo who is chair of the Independent Safeguarding Board

    Chair and survivor advocate appointed to Church of England’s Independent Safeguarding Board

    30/09/2021

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have welcomed two key appointments to the new Independent Safeguarding Board.

  5. A tea light being lit.

    Vital support service anniversary

    29/09/2021

    Safe Spaces, the independent support service for survivors of Church-related abuse, run by the charity Victim Support, marks its first anniversary this week. 

  6. Living in Love and Faith logo.

    College of Bishops commit to preparing the way for discernment and decision-making

    28/09/2021

    The College of Bishops has considered a proposal inviting bishops to meet in small regional groups for a series of four focused conversations between November 2021 and June 2022. 

  7. Sportsministry

    Dioceses invited to bid for funding to explore new approaches to mission

    23/09/2021

    A fund aimed at helping parishes explore new ways of sharing the Christian message alongside tried and tested approaches has been launched.

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    One million downloads for Daily Prayer podcast

    23/09/2021

    A prayer podcast has attracted more than a million downloads in just six months

  9. 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

  10. 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.