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  1. The Church of England logo.

    National Register of Clergy launched

    12/05/2021

    The National Register of the Church’s clergy with a licence or Permission to Officiate (PTO) is now publicly available on the Church of England website.

  2. Big Ben, or the Elizabeth Tower, is shown of Parliament (Westminster) very close-up

    Conversion therapy ban: comment from the Bishop of London

    11/05/2021

    Following the announcement in the Queen’s Speech that the Government will ban conversion therapy, the Bishop of London Sarah Mullally commented.

  3. Manchester cathedral window

    New guidance will help churches and cathedrals to address questions of contested heritage

    11/05/2021

    The Church of England has published guidance for parishes and cathedrals addressing concerns over memorials with links to slavery and other contested heritage.

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

    General Synod: July meeting to take place in London

    10/05/2021

    Meeting moved to London after the University of York cancels summer events on campus.

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

    LLF Next Steps Group meeting 28 April 2021

    07/05/2021

    The fourth meeting for 2021 of the LLF Next Steps Group was held on 28 April.

  6. A mockup of the Pastoral Principles on an iPad.

    Pastoral Principles Course

    30/04/2021

    New course examines how we can learn to relate better to one another across the differences that we find in our church communities.

  7. Plymouth

    From listening services to food deliveries– churches step up support to local communities during pandemic

    30/04/2021

    More than 4,000 Church of England parishes are estimated to have stepped up their support to local communities in the face of rising levels of poverty, loneliness and isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research published today.

  8. Two female students study in a library over a laptop

    New Vision sets out Church of England aims for engagement with Further Education Colleges

    29/04/2021

    The Church of England has launched a new Vision for Further Education, which calls for a major shift in its engagement with the sector.

  9. The Bishop of Lynn Ven Dr Jane Steen is shown

    Dr Jane Steen to be Bishop of Lynn

    28/04/2021

    The next Bishop of Lynn will be Dr Jane Steen, Archdeacon of Southwark, Downing Street has announced.

  10. Two lit candles.

    Unanimous Synod support for new safeguarding code

    26/04/2021

    At its April meeting General Synod unanimously approved the draft Safeguarding (Code of Practice) Measure which strengthens and clarifies the obligation to follow safeguarding guidance.