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  1. Contactless giving mechanisms

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

    25/05/2021

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

  2. The choir of portsea

    Update on singing in churches

    24/05/2021

    The Church of England values our precious choral tradition which is at the heart of our Christian worship and the cultural heritage of the nation, and which offers a first class musical education to thousands of children and young people.

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

    LLF Next Steps Group meeting 11 May 2021

    21/05/2021

    The fifth meeting for 2021 of the LLF Next Steps Group was held on 11 May.

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

    LLF Next Steps Group meeting 15 June 2021

    21/05/2021

    The sixth meeting for 2021 of the LLF Next Steps Group was held on 15 June.

  5. The Church of England logo.

    Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury

    20/05/2021

    Following a recent meeting with survivors of the abuse carried out by John Smyth QC, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has made the following the statement today: 

  6. SDF funding 2021

    Students and young adults to be reached as part of £9 million funding package for mission

    20/05/2021

    Tens of thousands of students and young people who may never have been to church before are to be reached by the Church of England with the message of the Christian faith as part of a £9 million funding programme for mission projects across the country, it was announced today.

     

  7. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    House of Bishops Meeting 17th-18th May 2021

    18/05/2021

    The House of Bishops met on the afternoon of Monday 17 May and the morning of Tuesday 18 May remotely via Zoom. 

  8. CofE Pensions Board logo

    Statement on Royal Dutch Shell’s AGM

    18/05/2021

    A version of the following statement was made by the Church of England Pensions Board at Royal Dutch Shell’s AGM

  9. A view of St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London

    The Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group issues new guidance on Human Rights

    17/05/2021

    The Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (“EIAG”) has today published advice to the National Investing Bodies (NIBs) to guide their approach to international human rights norms. The EIAG advises robust human rights due diligence across supply chains, and that the NIBs continue to ensure that human rights are respected by the companies in which they invest. The NIBs have published a new stand-alone Human Rights policy in line with this guidance.

  10. Students singing as part of collective worship

    Church of England sets out guidance for collective worship

    14/05/2021

    Worship in schools should be “inclusive, invitational and inspiring” according to the Church of England’s new guidance for collective worship.