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  1. National Safeguarding Team logo

    Statement on resolution of disciplinary process regarding Bishop of Lincoln


    The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Lincoln have met together to pray and discuss next steps following the conclusion of the clergy disciplinary process instigated after the Bishop’s suspension in May 2019 and subsequent investigation. 

  2. Hands clasped over a Bible in prayer.

    Archbishops invite nation to join them in daily prayer from this evening amid Covid-19 pandemic


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting the nation to join them in prayer every evening at 6pm - from today.

  3. The Living in Love and Faith logo on a computer.

    LLF Next Steps Group meeting 21 January 2021


    The first meeting for 2021 of the LLF Next Steps group was held on 21 January remotely via Zoom.

  4. A Betrayal of Trust

    Review into Bishop Whitsey


    A Betrayal of Trust, the independent report into the Church's handling of the allegations concerning the late Hubert Victor Whitsey, former Bishop of Chester, was published in October.  

  5. A candle being lit.

    Coronavirus: Archbishops invite nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’


    The Archbishops are issuing a call to the nation to pause and reflect to remember the more than 100,000 people across the UK who have died after contracting Covid-19 and all those who know and love them.

  6. Brumadinho

    Investors commit to further action on mining on 2nd anniversary of Brumadinho tailings dam disaster


    On the 2nd anniversary of the Brumadinho tailings dam disaster, the Church of England Pensions Board, together with the Council of Ethics of the Swedish National Pension Funds leading a collaboration of investors committed to further interventions to drive change in the mining sector on tailings dams.

  7. Bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani

    Bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani to lead Church of England drive to tackle housing crisis


    Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani to become the Church of England’s Lead Bishop for Housing to spearhead the Church’s efforts to help ease the UK’s crippling housing crisis. 

  8. The stage at General Synod in York.

    Synod to discuss challenges facing the Church and world amid coronavirus lockdown


    General Synod to hold a special online meeting next month examining challenges facing the Church and world in light of the coronavirus pandemic followed by a formal session in the spring.

  9. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    House of Bishops - Tuesday 19th of January 2021


    The House of Bishops met for its first meeting in 2021 on Tuesday 19th January via Zoom.

  10. Close up of the face of a smiling male vicar

    National Register of Clergy to be created


    The final stages for publishing a National Register of Clergy, to strengthen safeguarding in the Church of England, are now underway.