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  1. Lord Paul Boateng

    Lord Boateng named as new Chair of Archbishops' Racial Justice Commission


    At today's (Friday 9 July 2021) meeting of the Church of England General Synod, the Archbishop of York announced the Rt Hon the Lord Boateng as the incoming Chair of the Archbishops' Racial Justice Commission.

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    National Investing Bodies report climate change progress to General Synod


    The Church of England’s National Investing Bodies (NIBs) today updated General Synod on their progress against climate change measures agreed in July 2018. The update was presented by Loretta Minghella, First Church Estates Commissioner, and Clive Mather, Chair of the Church of England Pensions Board.

  3. A still from the Archbishop of York reading the prayer video

    A shortage of clergy would really limit us - we need more vocations, that's my prayer’ – Archbishop of York’s address to Synod


    The Archbishop of York's Presidential address to the July 2021 session of General Synod. 

  4. Woolwich ordination of priests

    Recommendations for stipendiary ordained ministry training highest for a generation


    Nearly 600 people were recommended for training for ordained ministry in the Church of England last year, including the highest number for a generation of candidates expected to take up paid clergy posts.

  5. A headshot of Dave Male.

    Clergy and parishes at the heart of the Church of England – now and in the future


    Dave Male, the Church of England’s director of evangelism and discipleship, comments on recent articles and blogs speculating about the ‘Vision and Strategy’ discussions

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    First ever General Synod elections ad campaign 


    The first ad campaign to encourage people to stand for election to the General Synod has been launched in a drive to attract a broad range of voices to the Church of England’s national decision-making body.  

  7. Shows the Daily Prayer mobile app on iPad

    Daily Prayer podcast used 500,000 times in three months as pandemic brings ancient daily worship cycle to new public


    Tens of thousands of people have rediscovered the ancient monastic cycle of daily prayer during the pandemic, with one new Church of England worship podcast accessed more than half a million times in just over three months.

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    Bishops back women's Down’s Syndrome legal challenge


    A group of bishops have offered their support to two women behind a legal challenge to be heard at the High Court to the law relating to abortion and Down's Syndrome.

  9. BoL

    Covid-19: Bishop Sarah’s tribute to sacrifices of many as Government prepares to lift restrictions


    Bishop Sarah: I’ve been inspired by the way churches have risen to the challenge, finding new ways of gathering to worship God, reach out and serve their neighbours in these difficult times

  10. The Church of England logo with National Safeguarding Team written underneath.

    Support Safeguarding Sunday


    The Church of England is supporting this year’s Safeguarding Sunday, 10 October 2021.