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    House of Bishops Meeting - 24th June 2021


    The House of Bishops met on the afternoon of Thursday 24th June remotely via Zoom. 

  2. View of the Assembly hall during General Synod from the balcony

    July Synod agenda and papers


    The agenda and background papers for the July 2021 group of sessions of General Synod have been published.

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    Church Commissioners adopt 2020 Stewardship Code and increase engagement


    The Church Commissioners for England in 2020 worked to address the climate change and social challenges exacerbated by Covid-19. 

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    July Synod to take place online


    The summer meeting of General Synod will now be held online following the Government decision to delay the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.

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    Church Commissioners report strong long-term investment performance


    Continued strong long-term investment performance enabled the Church Commissioners to extend financial support to the Church of England during the pandemic

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    Covid-19 restrictions: reaction from the Bishop of London


    Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who chairs the Church of England’s Covid Recovery Group, responds to the announcement of a delay in lifting coronavirus restrictions

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    Church Commissioners’ statement on ExxonMobil’s AGM


    The Church Commissioners for England made the following statement following ExxonMobil’s AGM.

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    New Bishops of Birkenhead and Stockport announced


    The Venerable Julie Conalty, currently Archdeacon of Tonbridge, will be the next Bishop of Birkenhead, and the Revd Canon Sam Corley, currently Rector of Leeds Minster, will be the next Bishop of Stockport, Downing Street has announced. 

  9. View of the Assembly hall during General Synod from the balcony

    July Synod timetable published


    First full in-person meeting of the Church of England’s General Synod for 18 months to take place at Church House, Westminster, from Friday July 9 to Tuesday July 13

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    Church of England commits £1.25 million to enabling digital giving in parishes


    First pilot begins as Church of England aims to enable contactless giving in half of all parishes over the next two years.