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  1. A headshot of Dave Male.

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

    08/07/2021

    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

  2. A woman in black and white holds a colourised picture which reads "stand for synod" complete with the Church of England logo

    First ever General Synod elections ad campaign 

    06/07/2021

    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.  

  3. 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

    06/07/2021

    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.

  4. The Church of England logo.

    Bishops back women's Down’s Syndrome legal challenge

    06/07/2021

    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.

  5. BoL

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

    05/07/2021

    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

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

    Support Safeguarding Sunday

    25/06/2021

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

  7. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    House of Bishops Meeting - 24th June 2021

    24/06/2021

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

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

    July Synod agenda and papers

    24/06/2021

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

  9. Church Commissioners logo

    Church Commissioners adopt 2020 Stewardship Code and increase engagement

    22/06/2021

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

  10. View of computer screen inside General Synod Assembly hall

    July Synod to take place online

    17/06/2021

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