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    Maundy Thursday resources for prayer at home

    01/04/2021

    The Maundy Thursday video and text has been withdrawn because of the perceived association of the readings and actions with a Jewish seder meal. Comment from the Revd Dr Richard Sudworth, the Church of England’s National Inter-Religious Affairs Adviser.

  2. Contributors to the Easter Day 2021 online service.

    Archbishop of Canterbury to lead Easter Sunday worship from Canterbury Cathedral as churches and cathedrals prepare to celebrate Easter

    31/03/2021

    As churches and Cathedrals around the country prepare to celebrate Easter, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will for the first time give his Easter sermon across BBC television, local and national radio, and the Church of England digital platforms.

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    Church of England to provide National Professional Qualification for school leadership in partnership with Catholic Church

    31/03/2021

    The Department for Education has announced that a partnership between The Church of England and the Catholic Church will provide part of the Government’s reformed National Professional Qualification training for teachers from September 2021.

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    Publication of detailed response to IICSA report

    29/03/2021

    The Church of England has today published its detailed responses to the recommendations of the IICSA report from October.

  5. Church of England Pensions Board logo at the LSE

    Church of England Pensions Board publishes first annual Stewardship Report

    23/03/2021

    The Pensions Board seeks to make real change in high carbon sectors

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    Leaseholders face crippling bills for problem they did not create – bishops react to Commons cladding vote

    22/03/2021

    The Bishop of St Albans, Alan Smith, the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, and the Bishop of Kensington, Graham Tomlin, voice regret at the vote in the Commons  removing an amendment to the Fire Safety Bill to protect leaseholders from the cost of replacing dangerous cladding.

  7. Day of Reflection

    Bells to toll and thousands of candles to be lit for National Day of Reflection

    22/03/2021

    Churches and cathedrals are to toll bells, light thousands of candles and offer prayers as the country marks the first anniversary of lockdown tomorrow.

  8. Unicef's logo for the Give The World A Shot campaign showing letters and sticking plasters

    Church of England backs VaccinAid campaign to ‘Give the World a Shot’ to help defeat Covid-19

    22/03/2021

    Church of England supporting launch of ‘VaccinAid’ campaign which offers people a practical way to give thanks for their Covid-19 jab by helping fund the biggest vaccination drive in history

  9. National Day of Reflection 23 March.

    Religious Leaders back ‘National Day of Reflection’

    20/03/2021

    Leaders from across different faiths ask the public to join them in a national day to remember those who have died from any cause during the pandemic – being held on Tues 23 March - and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved.

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    House of Bishops Meeting - Wednesday 17 March 2021

    17/03/2021

    The House of Bishops met on Wednesday March 17 2021 remotely via Zoom.