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  1. Father hugging his children

    Churches celebrate God’s generosity this Harvest with new resources


    New core materials including nine daily podcasts are now available to enable congregations to take part in Generosity Week. 

  2. Churchyard surveyor with laser backpack

    Nationwide digital churchyard mapping project begins


    The first of 19,000 churchyards has been digitally surveyed

  3. UKMEOrdinands

    New network launched to support ordinands from minority ethnic backgrounds


    An independent network for people training for ordained ministry in the Church of England who are from minority ethnic backgrounds has been launched. 


  4. People going into a cathedral

    New research reveals significant contribution by cathedrals to local economies and communities


    A new report has highlighted the hugely positive economic and social impact England’s cathedrals have on the cities and communities they serve and the effect the pandemic has had on their contribution.

  5. Members of the teahouse group

    Teahouse group of Chinese heritage clergy launches


    Teahouse group of Chinese heritage clergy marks formal launch

  6. Young person holding a sign saying "there is no planet b"

    'Wake up world!’ – Bishop calls for action to protect God’s creation after climate report


    The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, has called for immediate action on climate change in light of the IPCC report.

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

    Update on Smyth Review


    An update on timing of the review

  8. Alan Smith, First Church Estates Commissioner

    Alan Smith announced as next First Church Estates Commissioner


    Alan Smith, Senior Advisor - ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Risk and Inclusion, and former Global Head of Risk Strategy at HSBC, is to be the next First Church Estates Commissioner.

  9. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    The House of Bishops met on Monday 26th of July 2021 via Zoom


    The House of Bishops met on Monday 26th of July as the final meeting prior to the summer break.

  10. Living in Love and Faith logo.

    LLF Next Steps Group meeting 15 July 2021


    The seventh meeting for 2021 of the LLF Next Steps Group was held in July.